Official Rules of the Scottish Cyclist: mudguards

23. Mud guards are necessary that the rider can ride through winter and foul spring/autumn conditions.

Mirrors are not allowed unless one is too old or infirm to to turn one’s head. It is true that the mirror is highly practical and incredibly unstylish but in practical terms, what is it’s use to the Scottish Cyclist? He is usually too far ahead of his rivals to be able to see them and for viewing traffic it would be a waste of time. Scottish drivers treat cyclists with as much respect as… well, you fill in the blank there.

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