It’s the winter solstice today - spring is on its way

Winter is undoubtedly the hardest time of year to summon the motivation to leave the warmth of your house and head out into the cold darkness and ride your bike, but it’s the winter solstice today which means winter is drawing to a close.

OK, so we might be getting ahead of ourselves just a little, there’s still plenty of cold and rain to prepare for. But as today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year with tonight the longest night of winter, the days will begin to lengthen once again.

Will you be celebrating the shortest day of winter? Maybe a night ride followed by Christmas cake and mince pies, washed down with your favourite tipple? Let us know in the comments area below.

Essential winter advice

If you’re still struggling with the cold, dark and dampness of winter, here’s some articles you should read to help you get through the winter.

Essential Guide: High visibility cycle clothing

Keep riding through the winter – don’t let bad weather deter you

Essential Guide: Prepare your mountain bike for the winter

Essential Guide: Beat the night

Essential Guide: Cycle clothing on a budget

Essential Guide: Buying cycle lights

Essential Guide: Buying a winter jacket

Essential Guide: Autumn jackets to keep the wind at bay

Essential Guide: It’s all about the layers

Essential Guide: Autumn mountain bike clothing

  1. Martin

    “winter is drawing to a close”

    Errr no, its the start of Winter!

    1. Martin P

      The shortest day of 2011? I thought they were all 24 hours long.

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