Spring, it's my favourite season for cycling. Finally,
the long winter is behind us, no more wrapping up in thick winter
clothing or sitting on the indoor trainer, and with the temperature
increasing it's time for lightweight jerseys and bib
If you're looking for inspiration for some new clothing this
spring, I've pulled together some of my highlights from the new
season clothing from the likes of 7Mesh, Louison Bobet, Q36.5 and
PNS. All of the clothing listed here is available in the Bespoke
Cycle online shop, where there is loads more clothing on offer so
be sure to have a browse around the virtual showroom.
While spring is generally about bib shorts and jerseys and
clothing designed for warm weather, to keep you cool and dry, this
season can throw up a few challenges that can make preparing for a
ride quite tricky. It's possible to get all the seasons in one day,
so clothing that is versatile and allows you to be adaptable is the
It's also, in the UK at least, not quite warm enough to go
without a gilet, arm and knee warmers and even a wind jacket a lot
of the time. And with occasional spring showers a real possibility,
a rain jacket can be extremely useful.
Layering is a really good approach - you want to be able to
easily add or remove layers as the weather fluctuates, helping to
keep you at the perfect temperature and avoid overheating.
Lightweight clothing can easily be rolled up and stashed in the
jersey pocket when not needed and is there at the ready in case the