Suffering from numb feet or hands when cycling? Here's how to combat the cold

Your extremities are the first to suffer when the temperture drops. Here's how to avoid painfully cold hands and feet

Image shows a rider wearing gloves to avoid cold hands while cycling.
(Image credit: Future)

Losing the feeling in your hands and feet is a common experience for cyclists riding through the coldest months of winter. Cold feet and hands can become numb and even painful when temperatures are low and this can make riding feel like a chore.

The extremities suffer when your body temperature drops, because they're furthest away from the blood supply which is sometimes diverted to maintain warmth at the core.

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