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Tips for Cycling in Darker Weather

Posted on 06/12/13 at 5:14

The days might be shorter but the weather has been dry and cold for the most part, which is a good thing for cycling! As the evenings are turning darker earlier it’s important to remember to make yourself visible at all times, but particularly when cycling in the dark. As well as being vital for safety it is also a legal requirement that you have a white front light, a red back light and a rear reflector on your bike. You may also like to consider wearing a reflective ‘high-visibility’ jacket or reflective strips on clothing.

It is also important to get your bicycle serviced regularly and to make sure your brakes are working well. Having a bell on your bike is common sense but also a legal requirement, so make sure it’s in an easy to reach position and in working order!

If you are carrying your Christmas shopping, or anything thing else,  on your bike be sure to tie it securely to the back carrier, use the basket, or use panniers!