Making sure are visible on the road, especially in the dark, is crucial to your experience.
Here are some tips so you know you will be visible!
– Is it to be seen or to seen
– Battery life
– Are you visible from the side (more important for rear lights
– Check the mounting options to ensure it is compatible with your bike
2. FLUORESCENT REFLECTIVE CLOTHING
Both types of clothing will help you stand out in a world where there’s light and distractions everywhere. A study, published in 2007 by researchers in New Zealand, compared the amount of time cyclists spent off work as a result of crashes involving a motor vehicle. They found that riders who never wore fluorescent cycling kit spent eight times as much time away from work as riders who always wore such clothing.
Despite only 10% of cyclists riding after dark,
a whopping 35% of fatal cycling accidents happen at night.
During the day, fluorescent clothing takes ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. This results in an increase in the total amount of visible light that is reflected off the clothing. This is particularly true in environments with low- light, or driving around dusk and dawn. At night when there is no UV light to convert, the fluorescent material is not so effective. For this reason, at night, reflective clothing is an absolute must!
3. REFLECTIVE ACCESSORIES
Finally, you can add some colour to your accessories with for example brightly coloured rucksacks which have reflective elements to it. This reflective wear can be placed anywhere; clothing, wheels, pedals, EVERYWHERE!