Colder weather and darker nights don't mean your life on two wheels has to be put on hold. We've got the tips and expertise to keep you cycling all year long.
Stopping distances increase on wet or icy surfaces, so make sure your brakes are free of debris and working well.
During the winter, check your bike more frequently, pay particular attention to the chain, gears, brakes, tyres and wheel rims.
Keep your reflectors clean from dirt and rain.
Bright clothing will help you stand out to other road users in the dark of winter.
Wear a skullcap or buff under your helmet. Gloves and overshoes will help you retain heat and stay warm during the winter.
No-one wants to ride soaked through, so invest in some good waterproofs.
As always, ride assertively and claim your road space - avoid manhole covers, puddles and road debris where possible.
A cycling buddy can help if you get a puncture or some other mechanical issue when out in the cold or dark.
A change in season doesn't have to mean a change in pace.
Book your place now* on one of our group rides over the coming weeks and earn a seasonal indulgence or two!
The Wharf pub (canal side) – 18 November
Mersey Valley Way
Parrs Wood High School (small car park at the rear), 25 November
Roe Green Loop
Beesley Green Community Centre, 2 December
National Cycle Centre, 9 December
*Participants must be over 16 years old