Back In The Cold Routine


Through the door, keys fumbled with unfeeling fingers, dump bike by the side. Deal with that later. Tiptoe into the kitchen leaving as little of the ride in puddles on the carpet as you can.

Turn heating on.

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What to wear when it's freezing

What do you wear on your commute when it is zero degrees outside? Is it different to what you wear out training in the same temperature? The difference for me is in footwear and that depends on what bike I choose to ride.

here is what I wear:

woolie boolie socks
merino pants
rapha 3/4
merino base
merino track top
soft shell jacket
specialized sub zero gloves

Sustrans Cymru highlights reduced absenteeism due to cycling

Sustrans Cymru has backed up yesterday’s report of a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that regular exercise can help combat the common cold, highlighting its own findings that sickness absence rates among staff and students at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) have fallen due to an increased uptake of active travel options.

Get on your bike to beat the common cold, say researchers

On the same day that the mainstream press reports that scientists in Cambridge may be close to discovering a cure for the common cold, a study by researchers at a university in the United States suggests that daily exercise such as cycling can go a long way towards preventing the ailment being caught in the first place.

Going Through The Change

"...Shadows of falling leaves
October moon and rusty skies
Ever changing feelings
The seeds of autumn in my mind

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