A simple way to protect your bike on winter roads is by fitting a set of mudguards. They’re not the sexiest thing for your bike but if it means dry buttocks, then we’re in! Many road bikes don’t feature mudguard eyes, but there are lots of options from full-length guards designed to squeeze in to the limited space to clip-ons. By our reckoning, you can’t go far wrong with the SKS Raceblade Pro that diligently clamp into your seatstays. See p116 for more info on how to winterproof your bike.