Tips For Cycling During Heat Summer

A lot of people find it easier to stay motivated in summer when the sun rises early and lasts longer, making it easier to get up and get your body up and running to enjoy the nice weather on the park or wooded road.

However, with the arrival of summer, the temperature during the daytime is getting higher and higher, which brings certain difficulties to everyone's outdoor sports.

Therefore, Shengmilo combined the experience of cyclists to summarize the key issues that need to be considered when riding in summer, hoping to be helpful to cyclists.

Stay Hydrated

Cycling in summer, water replenishment is much more important than other seasons, because it is easier to feel tired when cycling in summer. How to replenish water when cycling in high temperature?

On a hot day, the first thing to do when you get up in the morning is to drink 300 to 500ml of water. If it is convenient to get lemons, you might as well add some lemon juice to the water to wake up your metabolic function and replenish the water lost at night. In addition, the vitamin C in lemon water can prevent colds.

The ideal time for hydration is 1 to 2 hours before cycling, 300 to 500ml, which is extremely important in hot weather. By the way, it is a good choice to use a lower concentration of electrolytic drinks in the summer, because in the hot summer, the drinking water required increases. Alternatively, on long, lower-intensity training cycling, consider adding an electrolysis drink with grapefruit juice, but for races longer than two hours, it is recommended that you drink carbohydrate-rich water.

You should add water immediately after cycling home. Don't save water here! You need to replenish protein, carbohydrates, electrolytes, and water to prepare for the next day's work and the next training session. Simply replenishing drinks is definitely not enough. More importantly, pay attention to the replenishment of water throughout the day after returning home.

Cycling time is right

Morning and evening are the coolest cycling times of the day. And at noon, 10 am to 3 pm is the hottest time, choose a suitable place to rest. In this way, you can avoid the high temperature and not easily get sunburned.


Pay attention to sun protection

When cycling in summer, due to the hot weather, UV protection cannot be ignored.

Physical sun protection: helmet retention gear and sportswear with breathable fabrics must be prepared. And wear a sunscreen mask, which not only prevents your face from getting tanned, but also protects you from dust.

Chemical sunscreen: Even on a bike tour in cloudy conditions, make sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Physical sunscreen:

Cycling clothing: The cycling clothing or sleeves should preferably have anti-ultraviolet function, which can effectively resist the damage of ultraviolet rays to the skin. Followed by quick-drying, breathability is also very important.

Gloves: You can wear a pair of mesh breathable gloves to minimize the area exposed to the sun.

Leg Cover: Like a straight tube, it can be used with cycling shorts, it is easy to remove, and it can also protect from the sun.

Of course, you can also choose anti-UV cycling pants, so that your legs can not only get sufficient sun protection, but also save the trouble of choosing leg covers.

Hijab: Wear it on the head to cover the face, which can not only block the dust, but also prevent the neck and face from being exposed to the sun.

Cycling glasses: Cycling glasses need anti-ultraviolet function, and the strong sunlight can also cause great damage to the eyes of cyclists. Wear cycling glasses to shield from the sun and sand.

Chemical sunscreens:

Make sure you wear sunscreen on your face and body, even when cycling in cloudy conditions. To apply sunscreen before riding a bike, first choose a sunscreen product suitable for outdoor sports. It is recommended to use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least SPF30 and PA+++. Usually, the protection time of sunscreen is SPF value multiplied by 15 minutes. When the sun is strong at noon, be sure to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.


Choose the Right Electric Bike

 Choosing an electric bike that is well-equipped and suitable for you is critical to the safest and most enjoyable experience possible.

Summer is beginning to arrive, and this weekend marks a great idea for riding an electric bike to enjoy the good weather outdoors. If you haven't already joined the growing band of e-cyclists and enthusiasts, there's plenty of time for you to order an electric bike and start building a riding program. With many electric bikes in stock and some pre-orders shipping in May 2022, now is the perfect time to get outdoors and buy a new electric bike for this summer.


Remember, the best electric bike is the one you like to use the most. That's why we offer electric bike long-life lithium battery technology, industry-leading speed and power, and sleek new designs for any rider. Once you start, you can't live without the Shengmilo electric bike.


In addition to owning an electric bike, the necessary equipment is bound to be indispensable on the road. You'll need an electric bike bag, a water bottle, and the pump we sent. These are foolproof riding gear to ensure you can ride safely in the summer.




1 comment

  • jesus mendoza rodriguez

    yo siempre llevo una mochila con la bomba ,y las herramientas ,con una camara de aire y luces de reserva por si me falla una,tengo otra de recambio,mas vale prevenir.

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