The nights are dark and full of terrors. The afternoons are pretty much the same. The mornings are even worse, and things are especially frigid if you happen to live north of The Wall.
Welcome to winter in Great Britain, circa 2016.
Now, we know you’ve got your thermals, windproof jackets, lights and everything else you need to ride your mountain bike in every condition imaginable.
We also know that you love winter mountain biking – the puddles, the rain; the mud, sweat and beers. If you didn’t, you’d barely get out on the trails between September and May.
But let’s be honest for a moment. When was the last time you got out on your mountain bike during the week? If you’re lucky enough to live in a setting surrounded by hills and teeming with trails, the answer to that question may very well still be ‘yesterday’, and there are a lot of people that will be very envious of you if that is the case.