Its not like Philippe would moan and whine about such conditions. He revels in it! so next time the changeable weather gets you down... just think to yourself, "What would Gilbert do?". Dig out your plethora of winter kit that's been stored away over the warmer summer months (a good excuse to treat yourself to some new cold weather kit should you lack an arsenal of soft brushed thermal goodies) and embrace the chill. Fit those mudguards, jump aboard the winter hack, and learn to love the cold months ahead.... because there really is nothing better than long slow miles in the autumn & winter with good friends, good coffee and a damned long good cake stop.
Richmond Park, December 2009 - Getty Images