Check the weather forecast and, if time is on your side, plan ahead to make the most of the conditions. The wind is generally at its lightest first thing in the morning but that’s not a given.
If on a training ride then plan a route which avoids the worst of a wind, though this may not be possible if you have a specific destination to get to.
Avoid open, exposed roads and plan a well-protected route with trees, hedgerows and stone walls to offer shelter, though watch out for crosswinds when that shelter disappears.
If a headwind is unavoidable then start your ride into the wind, when you’re at your freshest, and, provided the wind doesn’t turn mid-ride, take advantage of the tailwind to push you home.
Alternatively, start a ride with a tailwind if the wind is expect to drop by the time you turn for home – but you are at the mercy of the weather forecast.