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Make life a breeze | Winter cycling | Birmingham City Council

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Make life a breeze

Headwinds can make cycling extra difficult. Don’t struggle against the wind. Relax and try using a lower gear to maintain smooth pedalling and aid bike control.

Windy weather can deaden traffic noise and reduce your awareness of nearby vehicles so remember to keep looking around before making any manoeuvres.

Be mindful of side winds, which can come from open spaces or gaps between buildings, fences and advertising hoardings – these can cause you to swerve.