Slow vs Fast riders, who suffers most in Winter kit?

Winter jacket on or off?

We’ve made the myWindsock Virtual Athlete very dizzy. 32 loops later and we have some stats. We wanted to know, what difference Winter kit has on cyclists, with different abilities. Do slower riders have it harder or easier than faster riders when it comes to our choice of Winter clothing. It seems, we all suffer but in a different way.

In the Winter, slower riders will spend relatively more time in headwinds and will ultimately take more time to complete their ride. However, for faster riders, the overall average Speed will be reduced by a greater amount. Less bragging rights is the penalty.

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Author: Ben Norbury

Ben Norbury is four times Manchester & District Middle Distance and Best All Rounder Time Trial Champion from 2016-2019. During this time he developed software to eliminate uncertainty of the weather conditions out of his pre-race preparation.