Warm Up to Winter
Oh hello winter, we've been expecting you.
As we enter the last part of the year together, Beryl is inviting you to join the all-season riding club. Get stuck into this winter riding guide complete with a fun safety quiz.
The weather may be changing but the fun doesn’t have to stop. Keep reading to get inspired...
Tip #1 Adapt for winter
Getting outdoors and moving is fun, even in winter. Remember these simple steps to feel safe and confident riding in different conditions:
- Check forecasts
Eyes to the skies can help you know what weather to expect.
- Allow extra time
Ensure your routine includes an enjoyable rush-free commute.
- Plan your route
Stick to well-lit roads when it's dark and gritted main roads when icy.
- Position yourself
Avoid riding in the gutter to stay clear of debris, and over drains that can be slippery in bad weather.
Tip #2 Embrace the elements
Prepare for the weather, dress and pack appropriately so you can be ready for whatever the day throws at you:
- Layer up to keep warm
Warm socks and gloves whilst you ride will protect the extremities and wearing multiple layers will help you regulate your temperature.
- Pack a waterproof jacket and spare socks
Prepare for the rainy days ahead so you can arrive dry.
- Wear hi-vis clothing
Make sure you get seen with hi-vis and reflective items.
Tip #3 Keep your eyes on the prize
As we approach the season for giving, make sure you are rewarding yourself for being an all-year rider.
- Get the hot drinks ready
Let the spiced lattes and hot chocolates flow, you’ve earned them!
- Prepare treats
Plan that weekend ride to include your favourite local cafe or shop.
- Reap the feel goods
Warm and cosy inside has never felt better after being outdoors.
Now you're ready to embrace the colder months, Beryl can help you...
- Stay seen
Less need for charging multiple bike lights, our signature Laserlight on our bikes will ensure your visibility on the roads.
- Stay clean
Our bikes have built in mudguards and you can leave winter bike maintenance to our engineers who keep our bikes in tip-top condition.
- Stay green
Our research shows that if you ditch the car you decrease your emissions by 55.73%. The clocks going back doesn’t mean so should your sustainability commitments.