Like the rest of the country we struggled heroically against howling wind and tardy trains yet again this morning, which got us thinking – what gear does a triathlete need to keep their training on track right now?
The unprecedented rains and flooding in the West Country led us to automatically think ‘boat’, but there are other options for readers fortunate enough to find themselves on dry land…
When the weather got very bad at the Milan-Sanremo Cycle Race in March last year, almost every rider in the pro peloton was wearing one of Castelli’s Gabba WS Long Sleeve Jerseys (£185 from evanscycles.com) – even those whose teams weren’t sponsored by the Italian clothing firm.
… and toes
Dry feet are happy feet, and your options here are many. You can buy winter bike shoes like Northwave’s Fahrenheit GTX, featuring a Gore-Tex thermal breathable membrane – very effective, but not cheap at £135. Bike overshoes are your next cheapest option, with dhb’s Extreme Weather Neoprene Overshoes encasing your tootsies in 3.5mm neoprene for £29.99 (wiggle.co.uk).
For more advice on triathlon equipment, head to our Gear section