Good quality kit is hard to find at low prices, but Aldi seem to hit the nail on the head every time. Their latest Specialbuys value range hits the stores today, so make sure you pop along to your nearest Aldi store to grab some great value winter cycling kit while their stocks last.
I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peak at what’s on offer thanks to Aldi sending some items through and I can assure you, there’s some great stuff!
This time around you’ll find everything you need to kit yourself out for the colder Autumn/Winter weather. If you’re just starting out with cycling, I can’t recommend Aldi highly enough. I have last year’s green winter cycling jacket which has served me really well – it’s actually one of the warmest I own and I really feel the cold! Their socks and gloves are pretty warm too!
Hi-Vis Jackets and Jerseys
This year, their winter range sees loads of high-vis yellow, including a long sleeved jersey and a jacket and of course plenty of black and pink kit, which regularly hits their women’s cycling kit rails.
The high-vis jacket this year looks particularly good – loads of reflective markings, a longer-length back to keep your back warm, dry and protected from wheel splashes and it has big sized pockets perfect for your commute or that weekend ride with the family, where you can stash snacks, your phone, money and gloves, and be seen safely.
There’s also base layers, winter cycling tights, shoes, overshoes, socks and gloves all available in store, so it’s definitely worth dropping by and seeing what you can pick up.
Great Value Accessories
If you happen to be all sorted for clothing (as if!), they have plenty of great value accessories available too. Energy gels (99p), armoured bike locks are a snip at £4.99, a Garmin Edge 500 for £79.99 (I’ve not managed to get hold of one of these yet but I so wish I had!), premium bike lights at £8.99, tyre sealant to prevent any punctures – a bargain at £4.99, muc-off (does exactly what it says on the tin) at £3.99 and there’s a fantastic looking tool kit for £19.99, which will undoubtedly ensure you have pretty much all you need to carry out that essential maintenance over the winter period and beyond.
And if you’re more of a fair weather cyclist and prefer to keep warm and dry but still like to cycle to keep fit, you can pick up a turbo trainer for under £50 and set it up in your garage (or in front of Corrie if you prefer!).
You can’t go far wrong with winter cycling kit from Aldi! As ever with Aldi though, once it’s gone it’s gone. So Ssssh, don’t tell anyone, just get down there quick!