With more and more of us cycling now, it is important that we look at the safety side of this.
Be safe and be seen is something you need to remember and we need bike lights not just for the shorter days but for the rainy and dull ones. Bookman’s Scandinavian visibility devices are a beautifully designed and sustainable solution.
The lithium ION batteries give lengthy run times and a quick charge via a micro USB cable.
Rechargeable and powerful wearable light clip for visibility and safety in traffic during urban outdoor activities such as running, cycling, walking or other.
Clips on securely to any bag or garment. Every light is equipped with both white and red LEDs so you can switch between white light for front mount and red light for rear mount. Compact and lightweight size.
Another great find for your bike is the nifty accessory from Kikkerland what will help to keep you safe on the roads. It is essentially a rear-view mirror, which you wear on your wrist and allows you to keep tabs on vehicles and other hazards without having to turn around and look.
The velcro strap makes it easy to pop on and off, and it is also reflective for safer cycling in the dark. Eliminate those Blind Spots! Available from Stanfords.
See Sense Blog wrote about the difference between cycling in the UK to cycling in Denmark which has been par for the core for many years.
Denmark (and more specifically, the two-wheeled loving city of Copenhagen) will always come up trumps as the most bike-friendly region in the world (Wired).
We think that the main difference between cycling in the UK and in Denmark really comes down to attitudes and culture – the fact that the Danish see cycling in a completely different way than we do here in the UK.
They see it as a means of transport, a human-powered vehicle that can easily take you to work, take the kids to school, to the shops – almost ALL of your day to day journeys. People in Copenhagen live their lives in the saddle. Cycle superhighways have been a reality for a while now, leading cyclists in and out of the city for miles! It’s totally normal to ride your bike to get around in Denmark. Here in the UK – we just aren’t there yet, are we?
But was Copenhagen always this way? Actually, no! (This is often a very common misconception). The cycling nation of Denmark was due to HUGE investments in cycling, and more importantly, investing and campaigning for cycling to become a means of transport. So lots of hard work really! But we can tend to take it as a given.
Here in the UK, we can tend to think of cycling as more of a sport or competitive activity than thinking of it as a means of transportation. Getting a sweat on, building up those miles, burning off loads of calories (which is still all amazing stuff, by the way!). There is no denying that the car is king here in the UK. However, the good news is that people are actively working to help transform the state of cycling in the UK.
Safety comes first so before you embark on your daily use of your bike make sure you have all the right products to be 100% safe.
Cycle bells do not seem to around as much as they used to but this can be frustrating to a walker on a public path as more often than not they will not hear the cyclist coming along. A great cycle bell from Knog and available on Amazon, Knog’s 01 Classic Bike Bell is as streamlined and minimal as bike bells get, wrapping around the handlebar without protruding or taking up much space at all. Fits bars 22.2mm diameter
Nylon clamp with hex screw to secure bell to your bike. Just pop it over, give it a quick tighten up, and you’re good to go. No sliding down the handlebars, no dismantling and re-assembling.