British track days might sound like a dead-end in winter – but they still go on. And best of all, they are really cheap. So you can afford to lose the odd one or two to snow, ice and plagues of frogs. If you're prepared for the cold and wet, you can still make big steps forward in your riding. Get an older, cheaper track bike (not like those pictured), load it up with crash protection, and shell out for a set of spare wheels with wet-weather tyres on. With a rainproof oversuit over your leathers and some thermals underneath, you'll be snug (ish), while you learn more and more about grip, traction, braking, body positioning, weight transfer and track positioning.