‘Tis the season of rain, sunshine, rain, storms, rain, and mixed days right now, but soon it will be the season of cold and dark rides too.
So, to help get you ready for the impending winter months, we’ve selected a range of kit that’s ideal for this colder season.
Cheap winter cycling kit, our favourite deals:
Altura Men’s Pocket Rocket 2 waterproof jacket: £44.99
Castelli NanoFlex+ arm warmers: £19.25
Buff Merino wool multifunctional headwear: £13.29
Shimano S3000X NPU+ overshoes: £9.99
Cateye Volt 400 XC front light and Rapid X2 rear light: £54.44
Ass Savers clip-on rear mudguard: £6.70
Muc-Off Ultimate cleaning kit: £39.46
Schwalbe CX Pro Cyclocross tyre: £13.96
Altura Men’s Pocket Rocket 2 waterproof jacket
A packable rain jacket is a must. Altura
Don’t get caught out with soggy kit in an unexpected downpour. A packable rain jacket should be top of your list, and right now you can save £30 on this Pocket Rocket 2 from Altura. The fact that it’s a bright yellow is just a bonus if you’re hoping to be more visible on the roads.
Castelli NanoFlex+ arm warmers
Arm warmers are great for regulating your temperature in changeable weather. Castelli
Arm warmers are one of the key items of clothing you need for transitional seasons and they’re perfect for popping on when it’s cold, then whipping off when you heat up.
The NanoFlex arm warmers from Castelli feature a water-resistant fabric so they’ll help keep off a little light rain as well as keep you warm.
Buff Merino wool multifunctional headwear
You can wear a Buff in all manner of ways. Buff
This is a neck gaiter, but is more commonly known as a buff — much like you’d call a pen a Biro or a vacuum a Hoover — and it just so happens that this one actually comes from Buff as well.
There are plenty of ways to wear it, from minimal neck warmth to full ninja-style coverage. The best thing about it is it’s made from Merino wool, which will keep you cosy, dry and fresh. Actually, the best thing is it’s an absolute bargain right now.
Shimano S3000X NPU+ overshoes
Don’t get to work with cold feet or soggy shoes and socks. Shimano
No one wants to get cold feet or get to work with soggy shoes and socks. Grab a pair of waterproof overshoes and that’ll never be a problem for you.
These ones from Shimano are made from thick neoprene that’s treated with a waterproof PU coating, which means warm and dry feet whatever the weather.
Cateye Volt 400 XC front light and Rapid X2 rear light
A decent set of lights will keep you visible on the roads. Cateye
Shorter days mean darker commutes, so make sure you’ve got a decent set of lights to hand. You can buy these two separately, but together they make an excellent all-round set for most urban journeys – so you might as well take advantage of the savings.
For more light deals head across to our bargain bike lights article.
Ass Savers clip-on rear mudguard
Keep your behind happy and dry. Ass Saver
The Ass Savers clip-on mudguard does exactly what it says on the tin, meaning your behind can stay relatively mud-free as you navigate sloppier surfaces.
It’s quick and easy to clip onto your bike, and while it won’t give you the full coverage of a mudguard set, it doesn’t require the same amount of fiddling to set it up.
Muc-Off Ultimate cleaning kit
Your bike deserves the full spa treatment. Muc-Off
The winter months can mean more grime and grit on the roads and mud on the trails, which can also mean more wear and tear to your drivetrain. So keeping your bike clean is essential for prolonging the working life of its components. Give it the full spa treatment with this discounted kit.
Schwalbe CX Pro Cyclocross tyre
‘Cross is coming, get your bike ready! Schwalbe
We couldn’t finish off this list without mentioning cyclocross, the cycling sport of autumn and winter! Grab yourself a pair of CX-ready tyres while they’re practically half price and get yourself out on the circuit for some muddy mayhem.