Monday 27 November 2017 07.00 GMT
The nights have well and truly drawn in, and for many Britons the frosts have arrived. Time to pack away the bike for a few months?
Don’t be tempted. Cycling, particularly bike commuting, can bring its challenges in winter. But it’s compellingly rewarding, and can be much more straightforward than many would think.
Below is a somewhat arbitrary list of my personal tips, hints and thoughts for the would-be winter cyclist. Do feel free to disagree or add your own below.
Dress for the weather
Mind the extremities
Invest in good lights
Get some mudguards!
Think about a practical bike
Enjoy it – but don’t make it a chore