Commuting to work by bike? What to wear throughout the year

Riding to work in all seasons requires willpower and the right clothing. You've got to stay dry, warm or cool to stop you looking for your car keys or railcard

Man cycling to work through the city streets dressed in cycling jackets and bib tights
(Image credit: Getty Images)

To maximise the many benefits of commuting to work by bike, it's essential that you've properly dressed to deal with weather conditions. Failure to do so will result in an unhappy you with less motivation to continue your work commute.

Travelling to and from your place of work using your own leg power is invaluable training if you're preparing for a race or event, while it's a great way to improve both fitness and bike handling skills. Psychologically, it helps clear the mind after a stressful day.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.