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.
Our cycle team will be on hand to offer:
And as an added incentive, we’re giving away goodie bags to the first ten people who turn up and quote 'Winter Ready campaign'.
Did you know that Transport for Greater Manchester offer free adult cycle training and maintenance courses for all levels of experience? Run by qualified instructors and either in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, they’re held at locations right across the area. Find out more and book your place here or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org