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Fantastic Clothing For Cyclists

It has to be said you’ve just got to look the part when out on your bike, especially if you’re a keen cyclist. There are companies that specialise in fantastic clothing for cyclists of all ages. Choose from fabulous Lycra shorts, tight fitting jerseys, stunning cotton T-Shirts, hoodies, tights and caps.

No matter where in the UK you live, there are some fantastic bike trails you can follow. In Durham for instance, not only can you cycle around the quaint cobbled streets, there are many truly beautiful landscapes to explore like:-

  • The Durham Dales

  • The North Pennines

  • Durham Heritage Coast

  • Hamsterley Forest

All of these rides are ideal for novices, amateurs and professional cyclists as well as families. Do make sure you have the right cycling clothing though. Online retailers sell everything you will need to keep you cool in the summer and warm during the colder months of the year.

A wonderful family day out

Getting your kids kitted out for a wonderful day out on bikes can be so exciting. Choose quiet country roads at first or if you have older children, there are gentle gradients and challenging routes in and around Durham. Why not download a free cycling guide that contains lots of places to cycle to with many restaurants, country pubs and cafes en route?

Destinations you can ride to are:-

  • Wingate Quarry

  • Sherburn Way Railway Path

  • Lanchester Railway Path

  • The Derwent Reservoir

Always take a route map with you and stick to the paths marked out. If you’re wearing the right clothing, have plenty of water with you and stop off for something to eat, you’re guaranteed a splendid family day out. Enjoy the heritage and history as well as the wildlife when cycling in or around the beautiful city of Durham.

Why not join in some of Durham’s cycling events, for instance:-

  1. The Roof of England Cycling Sportive – there are three routes of 30, 50 and 90 miles so you can choose which one is most suitable for you.

  2. Durham Big Ride – this is an amazing event for all the family with 3, 10 and 25 mile courses. A bonus is everyone who finishes the ride gets a T-Shirt.

  3. Durham Little Ride – specifically for children, this is a gentle three mile ride around Aykely Heads and County Hall.

  4. For the daddy of them all, there’s the Durham Big Ride called The Beast. It’s a 52 mile long cycling event designed for experienced cyclists. Going across country, passing the sights of Wolsingham, Tow Law and Iveston, this event tests the stamina of cyclists from all over the North East and further afield.

So get those cycling shorts, jerseys, T-Shirts and helmets on to enjoy many events in the cycling calendar.

What else is there to see in Durham?

Whether you live in or near Durham or are visiting the area, there’s lots to do and see when out cycling. Rugged cliffs, breathtaking views and magnificent beaches are close to Durham along the beautiful coast. As you ride along the coastal paths take in the:-

  1. Grasslands, wild flowers and fauna

  2. Historical and geological coastline

  3. Views across the North Sea

  4. Inland denes that have hidden treasures like ancient ash and yew woodlands.

  5. National nature reserves

Miles and miles of cycle paths await you where plants and trees date back to medieval times. There are plenty of shopping opportunities too, so don’t forget your bicycle chain and lock. Find a good place to leave your bike and enjoy having a look around some of the most exciting shopping malls in the North East. After a leisurely day of window shopping hop back on your bike and set off for pastures new. Letting the wind rush through your hair, enjoying spectacular sights and sounds is what cycling is all about, so enjoy every minute.

Newsletters and gift cards

To get hot news about fantastic cycling products, why not sign up for a newsletter? This will be delivered directly to your inbox so you’ll be among the first people to read about the latest:-

  1. Cycling clothes you can order via the net

  2. New designs and colours

  3. Fashionable hoodies

  4. Designer caps

  5. Gift cards

Gift cards are a good idea if you’re stumped as what to buy a member of your family or a friend. If they are cycling enthusiasts, a gift card is absolutely perfect. They can choose what they would like to order by redeeming the amount at checkout. All that’s needed is to enter the gift card code in the gift card or discount code box. Gift cards are usually valid for one year from the date of purchase, they are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash.

With free shipping on orders and a 90 day return or exchange facility, ordering cycling gear online can only be described as a pleasure.

Stay safe on the road

No matter where you cycle, it is very important to stay safe. With so much traffic around it’s advisable to buy cycle clothing that has reflective strips. This enables other road users to see you clearly either at night or when the weather isn’t too good. Men’s and women’s cycling shorts as well as jerseys can be bought in bright colours or with reflective strips down the seams. Always have lights on your bike and wear a safety helmet.

If you’re passionate about cycling, buy the right clothes and read articles all about safety measures on the road. Wearing comfortable clothing makes all the difference for example:-

  • You will feel refreshed at the end of each journey

  • No painful experiences with shorts “riding up”

  • No aching feet

  • No sore palms with holding the handlebars

Do the right thing, order the right size cycle clothing, a sturdy helmet, good quality cycling shoes and padded gloves. You’re ready to go so enjoy the ride!

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Jennifer R