When I used to commute 13 miles each way to work I used to wear proper cycling gear, and get changed when I got there.
There were no showers, so I used to give myself a liberal spray of deodorant and never had any complaints.
I had a locker where I could store most of my work clothing and shoes, and left my cycling gear in there during the day. If you don't have a locker, you'll have to find some way to transport your day cloths, a rack or panniers would probably be best.
This has the advantage that if it's raining, you don't have to wear wet clothes all day.
If changing isn't an option, then you should avoid clothing made from natural fibres, such as cotton, as these will absorb the sweat, and will cause odour during the day. Man made fibres will allow the sweat to wick through and evaporate, so you'll be drier, although the deodorant will still be a good idea.
Incidentally, if you have front suspension that you can lock, this will help while you're cycling on the roads.
· 9 years ago