What clothing should I wear?

To a great degree, that’s up to you as an individual. The only item we’re strict about is wearing a helmet. We ask all people cycling with us to wear a helmet when doing so.

For your own sake, it’s wise to wear a pair of shorts/tights with padding in them. You can choose not to do so at your own risk but your undercarriage will not thank you for it; that only increases the more mileage you rack up.

Wearing highly visible clothing is always a good idea, as is making sure your clothes are tight-fitting – we all find headwinds difficult enough without making it any harder for ourselves.

Having multiple thin layers of high wicking clothing on helps with regulating body heat. You can remove and add layers as and when required.

It will be nice if you choose to wear club kit sometimes but whether you do or not is entirely one’s personal choice. We exist to serve our club members – not the other way round.

If you are just starting to use clipless pedals, we would ask you to get comfortable with ‘clipping in and out of them’ them before cycling in a group. Normally this takes a very short amount of time before it becomes second nature. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll never forget – it’s like riding a bike.

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