For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter and colder and there’s perhaps a temptation to stick the bike in the garage and retreat indoors, while we choose a different way to stay fit until the spring comes around.
But winter doesn’t mean you have to get off your bike. With the right gear, a bit of pre-winter prep and the knowledge of how to stay warm and keep the rubber side down on wet roads, winter riding can be a blast — and after those excursions in the cold, you get to fill up on hearty meals.
This week on BikeRadar we’re embracing the change in seasons with a week that we’re calling ‘Love winter’. We’ll be rounding up the best clothing and bike accessories, explaining what you need to do to get your bike winter-ready, and passing on a few survival tips to help you stay warm and happy on your winter rides. So whether you’re into road riding, mountain biking, or you just want to keep commuting on two wheels, we’ve got you covered.