When you think of a cycling jersey for summer, you might think of the lightweight, see-through mesh jerseys that the pros wear each year in the mountains of the Tour de France. However, if you don’t want your chest on show then you’ll be glad to hear that a standard opaque short sleeve jersey should be more than cool enough for most days in the British summer.
Bontrager Velocis short sleeve jersey
Gore Bike Wear Women’s Power 3.0 short sleeve jersey
Sportful R&D Ultralight short sleeve jersey
Pearl Izumi Pro Escape short sleeve jersey
POC AVIP short sleeve jersey
The standard advice when buying bib shorts is to spend as much as you can afford, as splashing out a little more money will mean getting a higher quality pad that should have a better fit and will be able to offer increased comfort on longer rides. More expensive bib shorts will also often have a compressive fit, which should feel much nicer too.
Altura Team bib shorts
Castelli Evoluzione bib shorts
Castelli Women’s Velocissima bib shorts
Sportful Total Comfort bib shorts
Morvelo Echo Nth Series Race bib shorts
A good pair of cycling glasses will see use throughout the year, but for summer your priority is clearly a pair with a good fit and shaded lenses that will help to keep UV rays at bay, the wind out of your eyes, and be of high enough quality to help you pick out dodgy road surfaces.
Uvex Sportstyle 204 sunglasses
Tifosi Vogel 2.0 sunglasses
BBB Impact Sport sunglasses
Oakley EVZero Range Prizm sunglasses
Oakley Radar EV Iridium sunglasses
It may seem counterintuitive to add another layer underneath your short sleeve jersey when riding in hot weather, but a good lightweight jersey will help to keep you cool and dry by wicking moisture away from your skin. It will also improve your comfort as it is designed as a skintight layer to stop your jersey from rubbing against your skin.
Altura Thermocool short sleeve baselayer
Craft Cool Mesh Superlight sleeveless base layer
Biotex Powerflex Ultralight short sleeve baselayer