During my racing career it was often said that I used to like to race in poor conditions. This was not the case. I just used to dislike it less than my competitors. My focus was always on getting on with things and getting the job done.
Nowadays, I still ride my bike as much as possible, in all weather conditions. I have to be fit to keep up with the Carrick Dole Gang. If you are not in shape they will show you no mercy, no matter what type of palmares you may have.
For me now it is especially important that I am dressed correctly for whatever conditions come my way. Long gone are the days of the wooly jerseys, thankfully.
Having spent most of my career living in Belgium and coming home to Ireland to train for the winter I learned a lot about what to wear and how to cope with bad conditions. It is now good to be able to pass on much of that knowledge to help other cyclists of all levels and abilities.
Some simple tips are as follows:
Working with the An Post Chainreaction team and ONDA I have had a good deal of input into what is needed for different weather conditions and these were my priorities:
Having tested all clothing myself in all types of conditions I have been very pleased with the results. (Take a look below to see just how we test the clothing)
If any clubs, teams or companies would like to become weather prepared or to find out more about the services and full range of custom products that we can offer, you can contact us via email at : firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barry on 086 8158727 or just fill out the form below
Testing out the clothing
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