How To Prepare For Riding To Work In Winter
Winter is one of the best times of year to ride your bike in Brisbane. You can enjoy the cooler weather and not have to worry about getting too hot and sweaty.
Although Brisbane’s winter doesn’t get too cold, it can get chilly on your bike if you are starting off early in the morning or if it’s a windy day. Here are some tips on how to stay warm when riding to work this winter.
Layering your clothing can be a good way to handle Brisbane’s changing temperatures. The day may start off cold, but then warm up, so that’s why having layers is useful. This way, you can remove layers if you get too hot during your ride. Wearing removable sleeves, a scarf or beanie can also help keep off the wind’s chill.
Your hands and feet will typically get cold first, because your body focuses on keeping your core warm. Wearing gloves can be a good idea to prevent your fingers getting too cold and stiff. It also makes it easier to grip the handlebar and will protect your hands if you fall.
It’s important to stay hydrated on your ride to work, even in winter. The cooler air can dry out your throat and make you dehydrated. Even if you don’t feel hot and thirsty, it’s still a good idea to carry a water bottle or Powerade and keep your fluids up.
Even though it’s winter, it’s still important to apply sunscreen to any exposed skin, like your face, when riding during the day. The colder air can dry out your skin too, so having a moisturiser like sunscreen can help.
Wanting to Ride More this Winter?
Why not try riding to work? Riding will help you warm up on these crisp winter mornings. Once you get to the city, you can enjoy a hot shower and get ready for your day.
With a cycle2city membership, you’ll have access to our facilities 24/7, meaning it doesn’t matter whether you come in the morning, day or evening. Securely store your bike, have a shower and even put your bike in for a service at the onsite workshop.