Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style


Hand Wash Cycling Kit

What’s your cycling kit washing routine?  I thought I’d give you a quick behind the scenes look at what I do here in Grenada.  Here’s my old school kit washing video with all the details.

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6 Responses to “ Washing My Cycling Kit….Old School Style ”

  1. Art Monty on May 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I use baby shampoo for detergent to wash my kit, it is mild, and won’t give you a rash.

  2. Tom Medlicott on January 11, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Hand, or machine wash – I always hang it out to dry

  3. GeneGeanie on March 22, 2013 at 9:08 am

    You can add Borax or Borax substitute to your wash in addition to detergent etc. to get rid of that sweat stink that builds up over time with your kit.
    I like to use delicates bags. One for fine jerseys or base layers and another for velco stuff.

    • Tom Medlicott on January 11, 2014 at 3:10 am

      Thanks for the tips. I’ve used Borax – but without added detergent. That would work better.

  4. Brent on January 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Ha, I prefer the modern way. Thank goodness for washing machines and a wife who washes my cycling kits for me.

  5. G Bolleau on January 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I sometimes wash my cycling clothes outside in the summer. It’s a nice way to finish off a ride and get the gear ready for next time.


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