Review : : Up your sock game

Its that festive  time of year where socks come into the limelight for better or worse.  As far as cycling goes they are instrumental in the battle for warm feet during the cold months.  Luckily I’ve been testing a pair of Defeet Woolie Boolie on the bike and I’m pleased to report that my cold feet nightmare has drawn to a close.  This is a super warm pair of socks and when used in conjunction with an overshoe keeps things nice and toasty.  Now its been fairly mild recently (for December) so I’m also keeping a Sealskinz thermal liner socks as a back-up for the sub zero days. These can be worn underneath the Woolie Boolie for extra warmth.  Now I just need a Woolie Boolie with some colour, the charcoal is a bit dull.

Awarded | Kit Bag | for CycleTo MIPIM

 

 

Training : : Christmas Eve ride

Christmas Eve ride A long windy ride from London to Shakespeare’s birth place to see the family for Christmas.  The route passed through the Chilterns where I was lucky enough to see two Red Kites circling above lunch.   Brilliantly sunny day riding through the English countryside and I also happened upon a small village called Christmas Common!

Brutal headwind all the way and feet numb for the last 4 hours of the ride.  Rethink needed on shoes and socks for the colder days!