I'm sorry to be the one who breaks it to you, but summer is nearly over, and before you know it you'll be riding in the dark through driving rain, wondering why on earth you got into this cycling lark in the first place.
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That means reaching to the back of your wardrobe and picking out those jackets, bib tights, and long finger gloves. But if they're looking a bit tired, and you need a bit of new kit, then we’ve trawled the internet to find the best deals on autumn and winter cycling kit available right now.
Altura Night Vision gloves
Altura's Night Vision range has been the kit of choice for commuters for years now, and these waterproof, insulated gloves are making those cold, wet rides just that little bit less unpleasant.
Alé PRR Bubbles long sleeve jersey
This Alé jersey's eye-catching design comes with plenty of functionality, with an insulated design that can be worn on its own or underneath a jacket for when things get really cold.
Morvelo Vestario ThermoActive StormShield bib tights
Insulated, windproof, and water-repellant, these Morvelo bib tights have all the bases covered. The simple things are also ticked off too, with foot loops to keep them securely in place and a zip at the front for natural breaks.
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Shimano Women's Insulated Windbreaker jacket
A good choice for cold, windy days, this Shimano jacket also has a sweat-resistant pocket at the back for keeping your phone dry, and reflective details for when you're riding after dark.
Endura Stealth Lite bib tights
With a completely waterproof construction, these Endura bib tights are designed for the very wettest days out. The cuffs have also been designed to fit over overshoes to stop water running down into your shoes.
SealSkinz Open Sole Neoprene overshoes
SealSkinz can almost always be relied upon to produce top quality kit, so these neoprene overshoes should be a great choice for keeping your feet warm through winter.
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Altura Raceline arm warmers
Fit is the most important thing when buying a pair of arm warmers, so the multi-panel anatomical design of these Altura arm warmers should mean that they stay securely in place however skinny your arms.
Sportful Doppio cycling gloves
If you're looking for some extremely warm and well insulated cycling gloves then the Sportful Doppio gloves might be for you, external soft shell and internal fleece layer for plenty of insulation.
Funkier Waterproof Cycling Jacket
With a high neck for extra warmth, mesh panels underneath the arms, and availability in red or hi-viz yellow, this Funkier waterproof jacket is a great value option for staying dry in the rain.
Castelli Free 3 gilet
A thermal gilet such as the Castelli Free 3 is a great option if you're looking for a little something extra to keep your core warm when riding in chilly conditions, especially during low intensity base rides.
Endura Helium women's jacket
A lot of waterproof jackets can have a poor fit, but Endura has built a little extra stretch into this women's waterproof jacket to make sure that it will fit well and shouldn't flap about in the wind
Helly Hansen Dry Stripe Crew long sleeve baselayer
Helly Hansen's striped baselayers are legendary across all sports, with the excellent tight fit and the impressive temperature regulation making them a perfect choice for winter riding.
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