Best women's cycling jerseys 2024: short sleeved cycling tops for summer

Here are some of the best women’s cycling jerseys to make the most of riding in the summer heat

Female cyclist wearing one of the best women's cycling jerseys
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A women's cycling jersey, with short sleeves, that keeps you cool and comfortable is a necessity for enjoying—and performing on—warm weather rides.

Even when narrowing your search down to cycling jerseys with female specific cuts, there’s an overwhelming choice of brands, styles, fits and cuts. But this also means you'll stand a very good chance of finding something to suit your preferences and budget if you know where, and what, to look for.

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Emma’s first encounters with a bike were in between swimming and running. Soon after competing for GB in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton in 2001 she saw the light and decided to focus on cycling. 

With a couple of half decent UK road seasons under her belt, she went out to Belgium to sample the racing there, spending two years with Lotto-Belisol Ladies team, racing alongside the likes of Sara Carrigan, Grace Verbeke, Rochelle Gilmore and Lizzie Deignan. Emma moved from Lotto-Belisol to Dutch team Redsun, working primarily as a domestique for Emma Johansson. When Redsun folded, Emma was offered the opportunity to ride with a newly formed Belgian team and home to the first year senior and budding rider Anna Van Der Breggen.

After retiring, Emma returned to teaching, setting up her own tutoring business. When not coercing kids to do maths, she is invariably out on two wheels. While the road bike remains her true passion, she has also developed an addiction to touring, with destinations including Iceland, Georgia and Albania, to mention just a few. There have also been sightings of Emma off-road, on mountain and gravel bikes… As if all of this isn't enough, she's been working as a freelancer since 2005, testing and reviewing the latest kit and sharing her insight into the sport.