Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Ensure Your Cycling Kit Delivers Peak Performance

Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy some cycling. When you do however, seasoned cyclists will tell you that you should be prepared for some crazy weather - one minute it’s raining, the next minute the sun’s out! So it’s best to be prepared by taking some tried and tested gear with you. We recommend gloves, arm warmers and light rain jackets – all perfect for rigging up or taking off easily - if you find conditions changing while you’re out and about.

Cyclists need to be prepared for changing weather conditions when out riding.

Light rain jackets can resist water without trouble but, if you’ve been caught in a downpour and your jacket needs a little more care, you can wash it using Liquid Soap Flakes. They’re great for treating waterproof jackets as well as your cycling shorts as they offer gentle cleaning power. 

 Liquid Soap Flakes rinse out well – this is important as it goes towards maintaining water repellency. Plus, they will not compromise the ability of the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) layer. As an added bonus, Liquid Soap Flakes are inexpensive and just as good as the leading brand!

When it comes to washing your rain jackets and cycling shorts, it’s best to exercise care. These items tend to be expensive and if you wash them frequently, you risk wearing them down and removing the DWR layer. Air them on the washing line in between washes so they don’t smell too funky! When you do wash them, use a quick cycle with Liquid Soap Flakes and then air dry the items. Once your jacket is dry, respray it with the Tesco Expert Outdoor Clothing Waterproofer – the more you treat the jacket, the more you improve it’s ability to repel water. 
Tesco's Expert Outdoor Clothing Waterproofer works perfectly with Liquid Soap Flakes. Use it to top-up the DWR layer on your waterproof jackets. 

The Tesco proofer is budget-friendly and it recently received a rave review.

So get out there and have a great time cycling!

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