It’s official – the nights have already begun to draw in, leaving us with previous few daylight hours for our rides after work. However, we all still like to head out on our shop rides – particularly those of us who are in training for the London 2 Brighton Off Road Challenge at the end of September – it just means we need to dig out those lights we put away at the start of the summer.
It’s incredibly important to make sure that, as a cyclist, you’re visible to other road users. UK law requires you to have front and back lights on your bike when cycling in the dark, so it’s worth investing in a decent set – you can ask us for advice if you’re not sure where to start.
Reflective clothing and accessories are another good option for those dusky nights. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to kit yourself out in a high-vis vest, you can choose from other options such as arm bands, belts, cuffs, gloves and even backpack covers. Last, but not least, wearing bright colours is also a good way of standing out in the dusk. In the words of Tesco – every little helps!
If you want to carry on riding during these darker evenings but don’t know where to start, give us a call on 01252 540 555 or send us an email and we can help you on your way.
Just one of our weekly rides extending into the hours of darkness