Although it is still in August and there is a long way to go before the hot summer’s fading, there are many cyclists are begin to prepare for their autumn cycling trips now. Personally, there is no reason to stop cycling just because the weather, but you still need to change your clothing to adapt to the climate.
You may not necessarily need full winter clothing in the autumn, but you still need some other clothing items. A waterproof jacket is usually a good idea to purchase when the Autumn arrives due to the increased chance of rain whilst on your ride. Top quality jackets usually keep your body at the optimum temperature through the highest quality materials being used. You can buy it from a local shop.
In the summer months, you never see baselayers. But it is common to see in cool months to keep your upper torso warm underneath your jersey. When purchasing a baselayer it is important to remember that this will be closest to your skin and therefore needs to be both comfortable and breathable. There is no point in wearing something cotton as this will simply soak up all the sweat and leave you feeling damp and clammy.
Long sleeve jerseys are the most suitable clothes for cycling. They are always breathable and comfy to wear and they can be worn either with a baselayer (on cold days) or without. Long sleeved jerseys come in a variety of colors and designs so you can still stay looking good even through the winter!
But for many cyclists, they may think that all these items of clothing are optional and not a necessity for cycling in the autumn. However, it is highly recommended in order to make your ride as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. It is far more sensible and enjoyable to be prepared so that the weather changing does not affect your cycling experiences. You can definitely need all of these in your autumn cycling trips.