Every winter the councils pour tonnes of salt and grit onto the roads. Its a cyclist's worst enemy. It eats away at the metal on your bike. It leaves alloy pitted, chrome rusty, clogs up your cables and rots your tyres. If you've been out for a ride and ridden through the salt make sure you give your bike a quick wash with hot soapy water before you put it in the garage. Make sure you also stick your clothes in the washer as it will be rotting them too.
JODRELL BANK CYCLOSPORTIVE 2011