09 March 2010
Glove story: Warm hands in winter
Just in time for the finish of the coldest English winter since blogging began comes a new product to keep cyclists’ hands warm.
The BarBra (right) from Canada is the bike version of those grand muffs used by motorcyclists - a snip at £30, including shipment by dogsled from the Yukon.
It isn't the only way to keep hands warm. The ETA article on it helpfully suggests an alternative to the BarBra: heated gloves.
But what other, more practical, ways are there for cyclists to keep hands warm in freezing weather? Here’s some Real Cycling suggestions.
• Vigorous hand exercises to buses and taxis that cut you up
• Keep hands in pockets at all times
• Stay close behind lorries to get benefit of warm exhaust fumes
• Make fire of fixed penalty notices you got for pavement cycling
• Carry mug of tea in each hand
• Stay in bed