STORM ALERT! Avoid these winter cycling hazards
Posted on 29 September 2017
Winter cycling can be tricky! Here's are some common winter hazards which can put your cycling skills to the test.
Don't be put off! Knowledge is power. When wet, these obstacles are slippery so need to be approached slowly on bends or avoided completely.
These pictures aren't the prettiest, but what is really when it's been rained on for 24 hours solid?!
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1. Other road users
We don't want to start a bikes-V-car war but.... beware of cars and buses! Visibility can be obscured so expect the unexpected.
Wet leaves are slippery little suckers. Avoid at all costs, especially when going around bends.
3. Manhole covers
These are slick and to be avoided when rounding a bend.
4. Cobble stones
Not for the faint hearted, wet cobble stones are the urban cyclist's ultimate test. Either increase your pace (so your travel faster than you slip!) or get off your bike
5. Road markings
Yes, we love road markings (especially bike lane ones) but for the love of cycling-gods, avoid turning on these when it's raining.
6. Puddles / lakes
Rain becomes puddles and puddles become lakes. Puddles so deep that no ass can be saved (except when you're wearing our Elemental Rain Trousers!).
Have any cycling tips to keep us on the bike this winter? Please let us know in the comments below!