This is the quickest way to ruin your helmet's aero performance and everybody does it, but here's a free fix

A black and white photo of Tom wearing the Abus Gamechanger helmet while riding in a wind tunnel
(Image credit: Josh Croxton)

When you remove your sunglasses, what do you do with them? 95% of us, including pro riders Valentin Paret-Peintre and Jan Tratnik, will slot them somewhere into the vents of our helmets, but I'm here to tell you that you shouldn't. 

I'm just as guilty for it as the next person, and I get it. You've been riding for two hours, the heat of the day is becoming stifling, and despite the best cycling glasses weighing little more than a feather or two, you're feeling claustrophobic behind their gargantuan lenses. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.