Tip 5 – Dress for the occasion
If you use your bicycle more often than for the odd cycling-down-the-road then you’ll benefit from wearing special cycling apparel.
They have less fabric to wrinkle or bunch up, meaning you will experience less chance of skin irritation. For extra protection, choose cycling shorts with no seams at the crotch and special lining or padding to wick away perspiration.
If you use clipless pedals, you’ll need to wear special cycling shoes with a cleat fitted to the sole; they lock into a mechanism in the pedals, holding your shoes in place. These can be a challenge to get used to, but it help you to pedal more powerfully and efficiently.