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5 top tips for preparing your bike for winter - video

David shares his tips for winter prepping the bike with mudguards, lights and more

If your bike still isn't fully prepped for winter, then it's time to ensure your steed is better protected from the elements for the remaining chilly months before spring. In the video above, I share some of the things I do to winterise my bike, from adding mudguards and fitting lights.

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Winter is a tough season for cycling and it's hard on the bike. Water gets everywhere. Things wear out more quickly. It's dark and cold. It's just horrible. That's why it's important to ensure your bike is up to the task so it won't let you down when you're miles from home on a miserably damp day.

If you want more reading on this subject be sure to have a look at the guide linked below. 

- How to winterproof your bike — protect your ride from the wet, salt and crud

If you've got any things you do to prepare your bike, please do share them in the comments section below! 

David worked on the tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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