11 tips for cycling in the rain: essentials for riding out the wet weather

Riding in the rain is part of life on two wheels - no matter the time of year. Here's how to survive, and maybe even enjoy it...

Image shows a rider cycling in the rain.
(Image credit: Future)

Cycling in the rain is rarely a pastime riders will list as a favourite. But regardless if you're doing it because the rain started unexpectedly, because it was raining during commute time and you just had to get to work, or because the training programme said that's what you had to do - we all find ourselves riding in downpour at some point.

Though wet rides aren't usually something we look forward to, we can certainly take steps to make them more enjoyable - and lessen any negative impact they might have.

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