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It might look ugly out there, but it’s worth looking a bit harder. For road riders all over the northern hemisphere – and certainly here in London –winter rolls around with some degree of menace. Our favourite club runs take on awhole different hue when the sun doesn’t rise enough to dry the dew off the asphalt,and the turbo looks a lot friendlier than the drudgery of Richmond or Regents Parklaps in the drizzle. Our usually svelte machines are lumbered with puncture resistanttyres and mudguards, and it does feel like every year the conditions increase inmagnitude. But I think I’ve...

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