There's something special about cycling when the temperature starts to drop. It could be the way the cold air feels on your face or the changing colour of the leaves. Whatever the reason, cycling through autumn and into winter is a great way to stay active during the colder months. The team at DASH have pulled together this helpful blog with our top tips on cycling as the days get shorter.
At DASH, our range of e-bikes have been selected for their year-round suitability. Some accessories and attributes are important when considering all-weather comfort and vision which we will now explore further.
All our e-bikes come with mudguards as standard which is especially important during the winter months. Mudguards, or fenders as they are sometimes referred to help keep the rider clean and dry by deflecting water, dirt, and road grime away.
Our full range of ebikes have integrated front and rear lights. There are a few reasons why bicycle lights are important. First, they help you see where you are going and avoid obstacles. Second, they make you more visible to other people, which can help prevent accidents. Third, they can help you stay safe if you are riding in low-light conditions or at night.
Electric bikes are good in winter because they provide power assistance when cycling, making it easier to pedal in cold weather. Electric bikes are also generally easier to ride than regular bikes, so they can be a good option for people who are not used to cycling in cold weather.
As the weather starts to turn your bike must be well-maintained and in a good roadworthy condition. E-bike maintenance is included with every DASH subscription, meaning you can ride with peace of mind.
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy winter cycling:
Dress in layers: When it comes to cycling in winter, you need to make sure you have the right gear and dress appropriately for the conditions. One of the great benefits of e-bikes is you can wrap up warm and not get too sweaty. A wind/waterproof outer layer is essential, it’s also worth considering a helmet liner or neck warmer.
Invest in a good pair of winter gloves: Look for gloves that are wind / waterproof and your hands will thank you. The best ones are also breathable, making use of fabrics such as Goretex.
Don’t forget your feet: Your feet will be one of the first parts of your body to get cold, so make sure you have warm socks and shoes.
Ride at a comfortable pace: There's no need to go all out. Just pedal at a gentle pace and enjoy the ride.