It tends to be our fingers and tootsies that suffer the most on cold rides, but there are plenty of DIY solutions to keeping warm that won’t break the bank. Before you start the ride, put your shoes and gloves on a radiator (or put warmers inside them if you’re driving to a location). For your fingers, a handful of you (see what I did there?!) suggested wearing rubber gloves under your normal gloves (the best use we’ve ever heard of for your marigolds!) and always bring spares kept in a dry bag.
TOP TIP: Make sure you have long fingered gloves with a phone touch finger tip, so you don’t have to take them off if you need to get a selfie.
Protecting your toes include similar tips (bar the phone touch). The following have been suggested as cosy inserts: Heated insoles, tin foil under insoles and bread bags on feet as cheap foot warmers.