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Mud guards and flaps

As the weather starts to turn here's a reminder that you'll need to fit mud guards to your bike.

It's an essential piece of winter kit. It'll not only protect yourself from road spray, but if fitted properly and with a proper flap, it'll protect the rider behind you.

Nobody wants to be covered in crap from the road. It'll also help to keep your kit nice and clean.

If your bike has mud guard fixing eyelets then we recommend the SKS Bluemels as these provide the best coverage.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sks-bluemels-road-mudguard-set/

If you only have a 'race' bike that doesn't have fixing eyelets, then your best option is the Crud Roadracers. You'll need to check the tolerances on these before purchasing though.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/crud-roadracer-mk2-mudguard-set/

If you can't fit either of the above then you'll have to go for clip-on mud guards. Something like the SKS Raceblade Pro XL.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sks-raceblade-pro-xl/

However, to protect the rider behind you'll need a mud guard flap. This is something you could make yourself out of an old milk bottle, but we recommend the RAW Mudflap.

http://rawmudflap.uk

What is not acceptable is the AssSaver type mud guards. These don't protect anybody.

If you turn up without mud guards, then you'll be sent to the back of the group.

Mud guards are your way of being courteous to your fellow club members. After all we're here to enjoy the ride.