Tuesday morning's ride; Nugent Hill was, well, hairy.
Some cycling campaigners demand gritting and other facilities for bikes, and while it may make sense for the railway path, one big problem is that all the back roads of the city form the safe and quiet bike routes of the city.
Yet it is impossible to expect the council to grit every single back road of the city. Either different equipment is needed: studded tyres, or a bit of route replanning is in order.
And here's the route. Getting to here was a bit tricky -St Andrews was skittery, but up on the Purdown Camp escarpment, there's the tracks of 3 or 4 other bikes that chose the off-road option.
Looking forward to thursday's conditions - the snow is falling already