Struggling with the cold? This ‘dynamic warm-up' could be the answer for your winter cycling

We take you through four dynamic warm up exercises recommended by a sports physio

Image shows a person completing a dynamic warm up before cycling in the winter
(Image credit: Future)

Heading out into the low temperatures and the unpleasant conditions of winter can take some convincing. There are benefits to embracing the grim outdoors and riding outside through the winter, although, as we’ve covered, there are also ways in which winter riding can ruin your fitness if not done right.

That said, similar to full-immersion ice baths, just because something might be good to do, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy - and it certainly doesn’t mean that it’ll instantly deliver a hearty dose of unalloyed ‘type 1’ fun. 

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Tom Couzens
Freelance Writer

Tom Couzens is a racing cyclist currently representing The Ribble Collective on the road and the Montezumas cyclo-cross team off road. His most notable results include winning the Monmouth GP national series race as a junior; finishing sixth in the 2022 British National Cyclo-cross Championships; and he was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Cyclo-cross Championships in 2020/21. Tom draws on his high-level racing experience and knowledge to help Cycling Weekly readers maximise their potential and get as much as possible out of their riding.