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Dog Roses managing to come out despite the weather

Dog Roses managing to come out despite the weather

Another unseasonal day’s weather today – this time very windy, again.

Climate change: ‘an increasing frequency of unusual weather events.’ That doesn’t sound very threatening. It is and it will become ever more so.

On a practical level, if you’re riding a bike, it’s worth keeping as a conscious thought the fact that you can’t hear so well when there’s so much wind noise and to look around you more often. Vehicles ‘sneaking’ up on you can make you jump and that can have unintended, unexpected, undesirable consequences.

Drivers: be aware that on windy days cyclists are less likely to be able to hear you, and are also prone to be buffeted around by the wind in a way that you’re unlikely to be aware of in a vehicle. Give them plenty of room – even more than usual – when you pass.