Let’s face it we live in England, it rains regularly in the summer so you can be sure it will rain more in the coming months. Riding in the wet can be a miserable and uncomfortable experience, purely social riders can choose whether to ride but many riders book their events days, weeks or months in advance and there is no way to anticipate if it will be wet or dry. You can decide not to start the event but you may have invested significant time and money getting to that start line, a DNS may not be an option.
So if you are going to complete wet events you need to train and prepare for those conditions. The rain doesn’t have to spoil a beautiful day if you have trained and prepared to ride fast and stay safe despite the water. So how do we adapt to cope well in the bad weather? See more