The Cotswolds offer some of the best cycling in Britain. We provide cycling holidays that will have you pedalling along country lanes, through honey-coloured limestone villages, across beautiful rivers and past stunning valleys. With so many local highlights, you can tailor your tour to include visits to world famous gardens, cosy inns and English pubs, grand manor homes, castles, market towns and so much more.

No matter the time of year, the Cotswolds remain one of the most beautiful regions in Britain. However, we understand that many people are reluctant to leave the comfort of their warm homes during this time of year, to face the cold wilderness of the outdoors. This is why we have put together some of the best winter cycling must haves, so that you can enjoy a cycling holiday even during the crisp winter months.

Roubaix Jersey

The Roubaix jersey has temperature regulating features which makes it ideal for cycling in the colder months. Made of a soft fleece material, it will keep you warm and be a comfortable fit in the process. It’s a great investment for those of you who are passionate about the great outdoors, even if it’s just taking the dog for a walk!

Cycling Jersey

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Windproof Buff

An essential for winter cycling, the microfiber material of the buff traps the layer of air around the neck for extra warmth. This particular style will also keep you completely protected from the harsh winds due to the hood extension. Not only does this item offer excellent breathability, but it is also water repellent, meaning that you’ll be prepared no matter what the weather throws at you!

Windproof Buff

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Cycling Gloves

Another fantastic item when battling the great outdoors during the winter months. Lightweight and with great grip, these gloves are a cyclists dream, allowing you to stay completely in control of your handlebars even if it threatens to rain. They also fit comfortably under winter gloves, for when you hop off your bike to enjoy a wander around the beautiful surrounding countryside.

cycling gloves

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Arm Warmers

If you don’t want to invest in a cycling jersey, arm warmers are great alternative to ensure you stay warm whilst you’re cycling. They make the rest of your kit far more versatile, allowing you to take them off when you stop off at a cosy Cotswolds pub for lunch. Water resistant and windproof, they’ll keep you warm and dry throughout your cycling holiday.

arm warmers

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Waterproof trousers

Loose enough to pedal comfortably, and stylish to boot, waterproof trousers are becoming much more of a mainstream for outdoor cyclists. During these months, we’re all aware that the weather can be temperamental, and the last thing you want is to be soaked through at the mercy of icy winds. With these trousers, rain visibly runs off the fabric, leaving you dry and happy to explore the Cotswolds without hassle.

waterproof trousers

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