1. Best Winter Cycling Gear 2012: Assos early Winter Interactive base layer
Taking base layer technology one step further the long sleeved body insulator increases warmth around the neck area with a high collar while the Push-Pull effect from the material fends off sweat from direct contact with the skin. The Bacteriostatic fabric also means you are not carrying that 20 mile odour when you get back home or into the office.
Price: £82 | Wiggle
From the best thermal running gloves to weatherproof tights, here's the essential winter running and cycling gear you need to own
For many of you the coming weeks will be mostly spent slumped on the sofa watching Only Fools and Horses re-runs and feasting on Christmas dinner leftovers followed by entire tins of Quality Street. There will also be a few of you preparing to encounter one of the toughest times to keep up a running or cycling schedule as the big chill kicks in and the temptation to stay in becomes hard to resist.
Whether you are planning to brave the elements to get on your bike like Wiggins or lace up the trainers like Mo to go for a run, we've picked the essential gear to wear and help you forget that it's definitely warmer indoors.