Winter Cycle Commuting | It Might Be Grim, But It’s Not All Bad

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Hannah peers into the driving rain of the daily commute and sees sunshine and spring at the other end. The worse the weather the better. Giant puddles, torrents from the sky and the valley sides. I’ll even go for a bit of snow, sleet if I have to. What I need are traffic-slowing conditions. Leaves on the line. The kind of bad weather that makes driving (more) unpleasant, that blocks roads and railways, and leads to transport disruption. These are the perfect conditions for a bike commute. If you’re lucky, your commute might be this nice.Riding your bike to work is great, though not without its challenges. If the ride and shower and faff add up to more time than just hopping in the car, or on the train, it’s easy to tell yourself those minutes are needed at your desk. And there are the logistics. You’ve got to get from home to school to work to school to swimming lessons to home. And there’s your packed lunch to carry and your dry clothes, and...

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