Sat looking at tomorrows weather forecast it does not look very promising with heavy rain showers forecast between 8 – 9 am and just in case that was not enough gale force winds with gusts of up 41 mph with rain showers mixed in as well from 11 am – 6 pm .
So looking at this I think I will be better off going out like I normally do ie nice and early about 5.30 – 6 am as it meant to be dry and 8 degrees with winds up to 17 mph so could be chilly and the roads will be damp as it has rained this afternoon .
One thing for sure is I will need a bike with guards fitted front and rear to save me getting splattered by spray thrown up by the tyres and any puddles still lying around .
I am not a fair weather cyclist but like a lot of other cyclist I don’t enjoy riding in heavy rain and windy conditions . Riding in rain when its mild and not windy is ok but when its windy the damp gets into all nooks and cranny’s .
A good waterproof jacket and a pair of winter gloves help a lot as does wearing a neck snood to keep the chill out , I even wear a thin skull cap to keep some heat in as well , but some times it can get a bit sweaty up top with that on .
The only other things needed are some lights front and rear which is a whole blog in itself .