Always think about wearing multiple layers, so you can fine-tune your clothing microclimate. If you step out of the door in low temperatures on a wet and windy day, you’ll be tempted to put on your thickest, warmest kit – but if the weather improves, you’ll be boiling.

So if you set off instead with a baselayer, a short-sleeved jersey as a mid-layer plus arm-warmers, gloves, and a skullcap under your helmet, with a waterproof jacket or gilet packed into your jersey pocket, you can easily shed or add layers as needed.