Style and safety are two often mentioned reasons for wearing sunglasses whilst you cycle. But the third little talked about benefit is the satisfying feeling of emphasis to be had from whipping off your sunglasses in reaction to a friend’s truly shocking news: “You mean, the pump just slipped out of your hands and…”. Truly satisfying.
Joking aside, wearing a pair of cycling sunglasses is something we’d highly recommend. Pollen, buzzy things and small animals have a habit of flying through the air at you when rolling at speed, and protecting your precious peepers just makes good old fashioned sense. Fast moving projectiles aside, a good lens will stop mind-bending UV rays and improve optical acuity, keeping your eye-sight in good form and helping you to traverse mountain descent or root-strewn mountain trail with confidence.