Who else took up cycling over summer? It’s a great way to get fit, can make the morning commute a lot quicker and is totally on trend.

Summer cycling is great because the weather is (generally) nice but as autumn rolls around, you’ll need some more serious kit to ensure you stay warm and dry when on your bike. There’s no need to sacrifice style, though – here are our top tips for staying stylish when biking in bad weather.

Get yourself a backpack

Backpacks are really practical for biking, but they don’t need to look like they are – endless pockets and flaps are unnecessary when you’re on your bike! A sleek leather style will keep your stuff safe even in bad weather, and you can even pack a change of clothing if the rain’s really coming down.

Shop for a stylish raincoat

A raincoat that covers your clothing is really handy for cycling – you can store it in your pannier bag so you’re always prepared for a downpour. We love this 60s swing style for throwing on over skinny jeans and a Breton top.

 Biking in bad weather

Wear lightweight trainers

There’s nothing worse than soggy feet, but don’t go wearing your wellies quite yet. Lightweight trainers will dry out quickly and they look great too – team this printed pair with tailored trousers for a sports luxe look.

Try a helmet visor

Ok, bear with us – they can look cool, we promise! A helmet visor is worn under your helmet and provides a little peak that keeps the rain off your face – very important when your eyeliner’s on fleek! There are some chic styles that work with a range of helmets – shop around to find one that works with yours.

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Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

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