Heated grips won’t work, so how can I stay warm?
I’m having to struggle through winter on my bike, which is so old it won’t cope with heated grips or kit. How can I stay warm? Roger Norman, Dorset
Answered by Tony Hoare, MCN Consumer Editor I feel your pain, as someone with an old Diversion in my garage. The best advice is to consider handlebar muffs. Yes, they are seen as sad. But they are very effective at keeping your hands warm (and let’s face it, maintaining any semblance of cool while riding a bike in winter is tough anyway). One of my most knowledgeable biking mates swears by Tucano Urbano’s neoprene muffs, though he does admit that operating the switchgear through the thick neoprene takes a while to get used to. Other muffs, such as Oxford’s Rainseal model, will enclose the switchgear as well, so you can operate the indicator without having the muff in the way.