From: ETA Trust
Keeping your head, hands and knees warm will help you stay alert and relaxed. Cyclists of old used to stuff a newspaper down their fronts to keep out the cold – if you are ever feel in need of an extra layer give it a go as it is surprisingly effective.
In countries where winters are hard and long, cyclists invest in metal-studded tyres, fat “balloon tyres” but in Britain it is more practical to go for an off-road tyre and maybe reduce the pressure a little to provide a larger point of contact with the road
Try and keep your bicycle as upright as possible during turns. If you bank into a turn in slippery conditions you will be more likely to exceed the limited grip of your tyre
Keeping your weight as far back as possible reduces the risk of your front wheel sliding from beneath you – at the same time your driving wheel enjoys more grip with a little extra weight over it.
Use your rear brake to carefully test how slippery the road is and use the front brake only in a straight line
Motorcycle couriers steer partly by shifting their position in the seat. They use it to make quick turns, but steering with your hips in this way is a useful tip for cyclists in slippery conditions as it minimises abrupt movement of the handlebars
Fresh snow offers a surprising level of grip for cyclists, but beware of slush and areas of ice covered by only a dusting of powder.