Eight Christmas experiences all cyclists will recognise

It's the time of year where reindeer tails replace race numbers

Christmas bike
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Mince pie season comes round every year, and yet still we're somewhat surprised to see the leaders of the weekly pain-chain take to the roads wearing Santa hats atop their helmets or reindeer tails pinned to their bibs.

Traditions across families and cultures are diverse. Not all of us will be eating Turkey on Christmas day. However, there's some very clear features of a cyclist's festive period which most of us will recognise...

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