Take care on the roads guys.
Here are some tips courtesy of British Cycling:
Choose your route carefully – During summer many riders will choose to avoid busier roads and opt for lightly trafficked ones. However in icy conditions side streets remain largely untreated and are often extremely slippery. Therefore there’s often more grip to be had on more heavily trafficked routes, which are regularly gritted. Conversely, off road routes through parks, towpaths and cycle paths, although potentially slippery are blissfully free of motor vehicles, minimising your exposure to risk of collision.
Slow and smooth – Curb your speed and try to ride as smoothly as possible; accelerating, braking and cornering smoothly and progressively. Make sure you do all of your braking in a straight line and never brake mid corner – it’s all too easy for your wheels to lose grip.
Give yourself longer to brake and react – Just like when your car, you need to look much further ahead and ride in a more anticipatory mode. Your braking distances, and those of vehicles around you, are much greater and far less predictable.
Be aware of the limitations of other road users – it’s not just you that’s more at risk of slipping and sliding. Just because you can pull up safely at a junction doesn’t mean the car behind you can. Be extra aware of the vehicles around you.
Read the road - Certain areas on the road are more susceptible to ice or remain icy after the rest of the road has thawed. Exercise particular caution on shaded areas, north facing slopes, brows of railway bridges, junctions, white lines and drain covers. Watch out for water running across road from streams, culverts, flooding and overflowing grids.
Don’t be afraid to dismount – there’s no shame in climbing off your bike if you feel that the conditions are getting too extreme and your safety is being unduly compromised. It’s one of the great benefits of the bike that you can transition from cyclist to pedestrian with ease.