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Video: Gear to Wear When Cycling

By: Chris Nickson - Updated: 18 Aug 2012 | comments*Discuss

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Hi I'm Greg Deacon an enthusiastic tri-athlete and on behalf of CyclingForFun.co.uk and I'm going to show you the right gear to wear whilst cycling.

The shoes, many cyclists wear special shoes with cleats on the bottom, this clip into the pedals and increase peddling efficiency. Many shoes have holes to allow rainwater to drain away.

Jersey's are usually long enough so when riding the material covers the back completely, many have pockets to store energy foods, like bananas, mars bars etc. and other equipment like puncture kits, waterproofs and maps.

Shorts have padded seats and are usually knee length to keep the thigh muscles warm and to prevent cramp. Helmets, many cyclists argue about wearing helmets, some think they are restricting, whilst others believe they are a wise necessity and a precaution in the event of an accident. They are designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, whist protection and absorbing as much impact as possible.

Gloves are padded to protect the palm and also to allow extra grip when cycling fast.

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