However hit-and-miss the weather over summer 2023, you can bank on a run of cold and damp cycle commutes this winter.
Rain needn’t stop play where cycling’s involved, but looking at the line-up in UK bike shops, you’d be forgiven for thinking mudguards are relics of a bygone era.
Perhaps we’re a nation of road muck masochists. Or purists unwilling to compromise our bikes’ clean lines. Maybe we’ve just forgotten that winter riding doesn’t have to go hand in hand with a damp and gritty backside.
It’s not like there’s a shortage of mudguard styles to choose from. Blade-type designs are near-universal and easy to fit, but can’t compete with the performance of a traditional full-length set – preferably with mud flaps.
Win a set of mudguards
With key parts made from stainless steel the SKS Bluemels mudguard set looks perfect for cyclists who’d rather avoid dirty road spray. If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a set , simply leave us a message below. We’ll be in touch with the winner to ask about wheel and tyre size.
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The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. Over 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance , breakdown cover and mobility scooter insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.
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