Top tips for running on ice (from YakTrax)

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  1. Debbie says:

    I was just about to ask you about cycling in icy and snowy conditions. What are metal cable ties and where do I buy them? xxx

  2. fi says:

    Debbie, I’m not sure I would advise you to go for the cable ties. If you are really going to brave the ice and snow you’ll need more grippy tyres. I spotted http://www.billybilslandcycles.co.uk/catalog/tyres/schwalbe-marathon-winter You could phone and ask if they could be fitted to your bike… xx

  3. Belinda says:

    I agree that spiked or other specialist winter bike tyres are the best option – but plastic, not metal, cable ties are a dirt cheap and very practical way of adding extra grip on ice and snow.

    Bike wheels allow them to be applied in minutes and the cable ties – first Internet example I found is here http://www.globalplastics.co.uk/Standard_Cable_Ties.shtml but there are loads of them.

    I found out about this from other Internet sites – it is not my genius brain in play, just passing on a tip I found on a few sites like this one http://www.dutchbikeco.com/_blog/Dutch_Bike_Co_Weblog/post/Seattle_Snowpocalypse/.

    Grit and rubber on your shoes – now that is my idea. Sadly I can’t sell such a kit because of the risk of being sued if anyone has an accident somewhwere along the line, which is why I stick to selling EC standard tested products…

  4. Fiona says:

    Lots of great tips. Thanks so much.

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