We all like to keep our bikes cosy and warm as much as possible – but the sad truth is that sometimes we’ve got to walk away and leave the bike locked up outside. In winter, that often means returning to a wet and cold bike – with a wet and cold saddle to match.
If the idea of planting your bottom onto a frosty saddle doesn’t fill you with joy, or a wet patch on your trousers isn’t your idea of a fashion accessory, then a saddle cover is an excellent investment. One of these ‘saddle tablecloths’ can be applied when you leave the bike and removed on return, and they’ll also prolong the life of your seat. Plus it’s another way of jazzing up your bike.
There’s a myriad of cool and quirky designs available – we’ve rounded up some of our favourites, just for you…
Animal Seat Covers
Yep – really! These saddle covers are available in a range of designs – you can choose to turn your perch into a bear, cow, dog, fox, horse or goat. All styles are available in black, white, or black and white, and they cost €10 (with a €5 shipping fee) from Giorgia in Dublin. We’re just a bit sad that there isn’t a cat option.