Five tips to make winter cycling easier - and some that you probably won't have thought of

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Editor here ar, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. She's been writing for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding and is equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin and when she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 


3 days 23 hours ago

A bit of a unicorn request but I'd add shoes that don't take days to dry. Seemingly such a thing doesn't exist which I can only put down to shoe designers not riding in British conditions. With waterproof socks and trousers deployed they don't actually need to be waterproof, they just need to be quick drying. No-one is making a serviceable flat shoe/boot that does this job. If its really sloppy and absolutely throwing it down I've started riding in neoprene horse riding boot. Just make sure you're wearing trousers over them otherwise you'll get some right odd looks...