Cycling in the mountains is one of the most rewarding experiences for a road cyclist, however cycling at altitude and in some more remote areas can throw up a few surprises for an unprepared rider. Here are some essential tips on what every cyclist should know before heading into the mountains.
Cycling apparel has come a long way since the woolen jersey and leather shoe era of Eddy Merckx, we’re now lucky enough to have an abundance of technical, lightweight, clothing designed specifically to help keep us riding in comfort for longer whatever the day may decide to throw at us.
Being comfortable on the bike is fundamental in not only enjoying your ride but also getting the most from your own athletic ability. What you wear can certainly be the difference between a great day and survival if you’re not equipped correctly.