As another heatwave strikes, here are two articles with great advice about cycling in very hot weather published in response to the Met Office’s warnings for July’s heatwave.

The first is from British Cycling and provides advice to event organisers, parents/guardians and all riders.

Cycling in the Heat

The second comes from Cycling UK and offers succinct and very practical advice for riders on both short and longer cycle rides.

How to: Cycle in hot weather

Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke (NHS)

“Heat exhaustion is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes. If it turns into heatstroke, it needs to be treated as an emergency.” NHS

The excellent article on the NHS website covers the following:

  • check for signs of heat exhaustion
  • things you can do to cool someone down
  • when to call 999 or 111
  • preventing heat exhaustion and heatstroke