With less than a month to go before Christmas, if you’re still riding come rain or shine, good for you. The numerous benefits of cycling continue whatever the weather, but, as you’ll know, winter cycling brings its own challenges.
For us, year-round riding’s easier once you tackle the most common excuses to not cycle.
Given the damp British climate, top of our list is equipping a bike for wet weather. After all, look at our roads; there’s a good reason you don’t see motorbikes without mudguards. And once car fenders were invented in 1901, they quickly became standard issue.
We don’t know why so few bikes in the UK are sold without mudguards fitted, but one thing is certain; cycling in the rain without them can be miserable.
We think Bontrager have it nailed where mudguards are concerned. A few of us here at the ETA run them on and off-road and we’ve no complaints; they’re quick and easy to install straight out of the box and, most importantly, they work well at keeping us free of surface water, road grime and mud.
No more excuses – Win a mudguard makeover
If you’d like to win a set of Bontrager mudguards, leave us a message below. They come in a variety of sizes to suit most bike styles and tyre choices, but your bike will need mudguard mounts. If we draw your name, we’ll be in touch to ask which size suits you best.
The ethical choice
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.
The Good Shopping Guide judges us to be the UK’s most ethical provider.