Do You Wear Sunscreen When You Ride?

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A valid question was asked over on Twitter, “Do You Wear Sunscreen When You Ride?”

My answer is yes, and well… no.  Up until this year I have always worn short sleeve jerseys when riding.  Maybe it is the roadie in me where sleeveless jerseys are banned from racing.  I often have freaky tan lines from gloves, helmet strap and short sleeve jerseys.

At the bike shop and at home I have now invested in KINeSYS sunscreen, in the spray bottle!  It is the least we can do for our skin, but in the long term it probably isn’t enough.

Next step is SPF clothing, but that will be another time.

4 Comments

  • Hi BSG, yeah it all started when @cyclelicious commented on my site about the use of sunscreen and then I took it to Twitter. We had a lot of great replies and comments.
    I’m sure there have been other cycling discussions on the topic, but I’d like to hear what your readers have to say.
    Keep up the great blogging.

    Darryl

  • UltraRob says:

    I generally use sunscreen if I’m going to be out for much over an hour. I tan easily and rarely burn so I’m a bit lazy about using it even through I know I should. A little sun is good for vitamin D production but too much like I’ve probably gotten can cause cancer.

  • Whether or not I wear sunscreen, depends on what time of day it is. If I ride before 10am (in NJ)/east coast), no sunblock. If I’m going to be spending a whole day out on two wheels, definitely sunblock.

    If I’m out west, it’s pretty much sunblock no matter what.

  • -t says:

    East/west coast, does it matter? Sunblock is a must for me. Don’t know what my heritage is but I tan easily. I do wear sunscreen, Coppertone ultra-guard 90+. Still gets in my eyes and burns like hell.

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