Essential winter riding guide: Tips from the pros

It's that time of year again when we brace ourselves for the onslaught of wet and cold weather, and look for ways to stay motivated to ride through it. Hopefully this selection of pro tips will help


Connor Swift (Arkéa-Samsic)

"I would say it's important to make sure you have a good set of lights on your bike to make sure you can be seen by other road users in the winter months!

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.