Riding in Cooler Weather

Let us help you have enjoyable, successful experiences when riding in cooler weather.  We have gathered together a range of support and solutions to get you prepared for riding when the temperature drops.

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Welcome to goRides Riding in Cooler Weather page, where we support you to be prepared and have the gear you need to be comfortable riding in a wider range of temperatures. Helping you to extend your riding season. 

When you ride you create air flow, this causes a draft and a cooling of your body temperature.   If you ride quickly this effect is accentuated e.g on an E-Bike or when descending down a hill, resulting in you quickly feeling the chill from the air.  This is why bike riders frequently require more than one layer of clothing to support being warm on the bike even at mild air temperatures.

Layer in Cooler Weather

Key things to know: Having gear that will keep you warm will improve your comfort to ride in a wider range of conditions and support you to ride more often. It is important to be prepared for changing conditions when you ride especially if you are riding distance or time and are in more isolated environments. Whenever you ride you should be carrying additional layers that are easy to get on and off.  

Best way to solve these issues: The best way to control your temperature is by layering your clothing. In cooler weather you should wear 2 or more layers. You can also add length to your clothing, 3/4 length and full length items work really well on a bike, just make sure you still have good movement across your joints. Thermal fabrics like merino are a great addition to your riding wardrobe and an outer layer that protects your upper body – chest, neck area – from cold air flow. 

Outer, Mid and Base Layers

thermal bike jacket

Mid or Outer Layer

Thermal Jacket

This Thermal Jacket is wind proof and water resistant and designed to keep you warm. It can be worn as a mid or outer layer… LEARN MORE

Outer Layer – Jackets/Over Trousers

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Different bike jackets are designed for different purposes. Choose from waterproof jackets and over trousers to water resistant or a thermal bike jacket… LEARN MORE

 

Base Layer – goUnders

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With your comfort on your seat sorted in padded bike underwear, goUnders provide you with flexibility to choose what you wear when you ride. Flexibility to wear clothing that matches the cooler conditions… LEARN MORE

 

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Base Layer – 3/4 Pants 

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Three quarter padded bike pants are a great all weather solution. A flattering length that will keep you comfortable in cooler riding temperatures… LEARN MORE

 

Protect Your Extremities in Cooler Weather

Key things to know: Your extremities move very little when you ride, they are often the parts that are static.  Your toes, fingers, your ears and neck. Therefore they are often the parts that get cold first. Cold extremities are not pleasant so it is important to make an effort to keep them warm.  If they are warm they will function well when you change gears or brake.

Best way to solve this problem: Have riding gear that you wear for warmth. Gloves, socks, head and neck warmers that will cover and protect your extremities from the conditions. These base layer garments should provide warmth and be breathable and moisture wicking.  Again merino is a great fabric to use to keep yourself warm.  In really cold temperatures you can even layer up – wear two pairs of socks, thermal and merino gloves. Remember to move your toes & fingers regularly to keep your circulation going and to help blood flow through them.

Base Layers for Extremities

Winter Bike Glove

Fleece Lined Glove

A fleece lined full finger winter bike glove is specifically designed for cold weather. A glove that provides warmth but does not compromise on grip and comfort… LEARN MORE

Full Finger Bike Glove

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Full finger gloves provide warmth by enclosing, insulating and trapping the air within the bike glove. A good solution in cooler conditions. Can be worn through a wide range of seasons… LEARN MORE

base layer warmth

Head and Neck Warmers

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These head and neckwarmers designed for biking provide warmth with a merino under layer and an outer layer that has some stretch to help keep it in place… LEARN MORE

Socks

3 Season Merino Socks

Merino blend socks that will keep your toes and feet warm when riding in cooler temperatures. Also supporting you to be visible with funky bright stripes, two colour options… LEARN MORE

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