Riding through the Winter

We all love riding bikes – let’s be honest, that’s why you’re on this website reading this page.

Sometimes though time can be constraining factor on our riding. Family and work, for most of us, should (quite rightly) take priority over turning the pedals on our bikes.  Add to that the current time of year and inclement weather and it can feel like we may never get back on our bikes until next April.




So what if I told you that you can have more time to ride your bike? No divorce or unemployment involved? All you need to do is kit yourself out correctly

It’s often been said there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate kit‘. Well, that’s rubbish. The weather is still bad, but with the correct winter riding kit you can just about keep it out. Water proof jackets, thermal bottoms, winter footwear, decent baselayers and plenty of other weather proofing accessories help keep us comfortable in the harsh winter conditions Britain can sometimes provide.


So, now you’re ready for a action in the weather. It’s time to add some more time to your schedule.

Get a light.

Modern lightsets can keep you riding through the dark winter months. It’s the one thing that literally gives you more time to ride your bike. Whether on the road bike or the mountain bike, there are lights from Exposure and Hope that will get you riding after dark.


Riding in the dark can give you a different perspective on the twisty back lane or view from the local hilltop. It can turn the mundane off road trails in the woods into more challenging singletrack, bringing your skills and enjoyment along at the same time.



We have everything you need to enjoy the winter on your bike – Just because the days are cut shorter doesn’t mean your riding has to be. Come visit us and we can share our experiences and guide you in what you need to keep getting out there and enjoying your bikes, right through the winter.



We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have, get in touch!

Alf Jones Cycles

82 Chester Road Gresford LL12 8NT

01978 854 300


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Mon – Fri 9:30am – 6pm (8pm Thurs)
Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

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