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David shares his tips for winter prepping the bike with mudguards, lights and more

It's that time of year for ensuring your bike is prepared for the winter. In the video above I share some of the things I do to winterise my bike, from adding mudguards and fitting lights.

Winter is a tough season for cycling and it's hard on the bike. Water gets everywhere. Things wear out more quickly. It's dark and cold. It's just horrible. That's why it's important to ensure your bike is up to the task so it won't let you down when you're miles from home on a miserably damp day.

If you want more reading on this subject be sure to have a look at the guide linked below. 

- How to winterproof your bike — protect your ride from the wet, salt and crud

If you've got any things you do to prepare your bike please do share them in the comments section below.

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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StuInNorway [297 posts] 9 months ago
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I'd say (and living in a part of the world where in the winter it's dark until after 10am and getting dark before 3pm) unless you only do short rides, run with 2 lights front and back. It's a gruesome feeling having your light fail at the furthest point from home. Ideally running one front and back with a steady light, and one flashing. Gives the flash for catching the attention, but a steady light is easier to gauge speed and distance against.