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A bicycle mudguard

A mudguard, fender or wing is a part covering the wheels of a vehicle to stop it from throwing off mud, water or objects from the road. It protects people and property from dirtiness, dampness, and damage.

Mudguards protect in several ways:

  1. They protect brakes and lights.
  2. They protect the bicycle from getting rusted by mud and water.
  3. They protect clothes from being dirty.
  4. They protect from injuries.