Below are a couple of tips to help you ride in strong winds. Obviously, if the winds are too strong and you don't feel confident riding in such conditions, leave the bike at home.
- Look out for gaps in hedges and gates where the wind is likely to be stronger. Also be aware of objects moving in the wind on your path.
- If you're riding in a sidewind for a length of time, apply a little pressure to the handlebar closest to the direction the wind is blowing from, (if the wind is blowing from left to right gently push against the left bar).
- User your legs and bodyweight to keep the bike straight. Keeping your upper body relaxed will help the bike deal with sudden gusts and bumps.
- Keep your body lower than you normally would to reduce the surface that the wind can hit.