This is an outdoor activity so be prepared for all sorts of weather! The best approach when exercising outdoors is to have a few thin layers so you can peel them off as you get warmer, but wrap up again at the end of the session when your body cools down. 

  • Rain proof or windproof jackets are good, with a couple of thin breathable layers underneath. 
  • Gloves can also be really handy- your hands will be exposed to lots of wind when you’re speeding along on your bike! 

Helmets are not compulsory to wear when cycling in the UK, but if you want to wear one make sure it fits well to your head and the straps are done up correctly - the instructor can help you check this. If you want to borrow one, they are available to borrow.