The horrors of cycling in winter: cold-weather riding tales

Cycling Weekly readers tell their tales of winter riding misery

Most cyclists would agree that riding during the winter months isn't always a pleasant experience. Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry in the rain, snow, winds, hail and ice...

We recently asked Cycling Weekly readers to recount their horrifying tales of cycling in winter, and present a selection of their answers here in association with B'Twin.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.