Extend the reach of your rear mudguard with these customised mud flaps Mudguards are fantastic in the winter. I won’t ride a bike without them at this time of year. But while mudguards keep the cyclist who has them on their bike well protected, most rear mudguards aren’t quite long enough to protect the cyclist behind you from receiving a face full of spray. The solution is to make a mud flap, a long piece of material that attaches to the rear mudguard and essentially extends the reach of the rear mudguard to provide extra coverage. That’s a useful thing if you ride with a local club or group of cycling buddies. It works best if you all have mudguards of course, but that’s a rare thing these days, but if everyone in your group has them, there won’t be any muddy faces in the cafe afterwards.
Instead of making your own extended mudguard flaps, which is what many cyclists do (just turn up to an Audax to see an assortment of homebrewed flaps) TopFlaps is a new company based in Leeds that is offering custom made mud flaps to save you the hassle of doing it yourself.
The flaps can […]