Raphas Guide to summer riding

Rapha's Guide to summer riding - Women's

Finally, all your hard work and commitment on the bike pays off.

25 May 2019

Long days of sun stretch out, made for riding, racing and exploring with friends. Still, summer brings its own set of challenges to the committed cyclist. Follow our guide of tips and tricks to stay comfortable on the road as the heat rises.

The summer outfit

Whether you’re cultivating tan lines while enjoying a gelato or leaning to the extreme in a criterium, here’s our recommended outfit for riding in summer, from top to toe.

Eyes up

Bright sun casts deep shadows. Polarised lenses make it easier to see between areas of light and shade, and glasses protect your eyes at speed from dry, dusty roads.

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Lighten up

Super light Flyweight jerseys and bib shorts keep you cool on the hottest days, wicking quickly to keep you cool and dry as you make the most of the better weather.

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Cast a shadow

Antibacterial tape in our Pro Team and Lightweight caps stop sweat getting in your eyes, wicking and drying quickly, and the peak protects you from the sun’s glare.

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Packed protection

If you’re starting early or likely to be out late, carry a lightweight, packable layer in your pocket for the times when the temperature dips.

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Rapha Guides

We all love the sun, but riding year-round means being prepared for anything. Read our guides to get the most of your time on the bike.