I've splashed out and bought some cycle mitts. I've never been a fan as they look a bit posey to me but I'm starting to develop calluses just below my fingers on both hands so I decided to take the plunge.
I bought gel padded ones and they're actually quite comfy. They do look weird but I'm learning to live with it. What surprises me the most is that my hands don't get too hot. I hate having hot sweaty hands and that's prevented me buying gloves in the past but I'm converted. Roll on the return of baby-bottom-like smooth palms.
I also bought some arm warmers. I found on the last midnight ride that my forearms got cold going through the mist but there wasn't time at the rest stop to do a big change of top so I suffered in silence til the sun came up. The arm warmers are like cut-off tights for your arms with a super stretchy bit over the elbow. They're super comfy and I was chuffed with them. Roll on Bognor.
Wait a minute.... something's happening, I feel weird....
My God, it's happening, I'm a NERD!