It wouldn’t be Wellington without some wild weather, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying your usual ride. Some planning and a good jacket helps, and here are some other tips and tricks that’ll make your wet-weather ride a breeze.

You’ll want to make sure your jacket is breathable, lightweight and waterproof. Matching waterproof pants aren’t the most fashionable choice, but they’ll keep you dry from A to B. If you’re more of a fair-weather cyclist, it’s still worth investing in a good set of mudguards for your tyres. They’ll keep your clothes free of any mud spray from puddles and wet turf.

It’s also important to stay safe in wet and windy conditions. Take things at a sensible speed and keep an eye out for hazards. Check out these tips on things to look out for.

Wellington’s weather isn’t always cooperative, but knowing you have the right gear will help next time you consider leaving the bike at home.

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