Nothing in this world is certain but death, taxes and wet UK winters.
If you plan on riding regularly through the months ahead, then you need to accept that you’re likely to get wet. In fact, you will get wet. Even the best laid plans – checking the weather forecast closely to time your ride to ‘avoid’ rain – can quickly be washed down the road with an unexpected downpour.
Rain and low temperatures are a bad combination and once you’re wet it can be difficult to stay warm. A previously enjoyable ride can quickly become a damp squib.
Mudguards will go a long way to helping you stay (relatively) warm and (reasonably) dry on the bike this winter – but if you still need convincing, here are five steadfast reasons why you should fit ‘guards to your bike.