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Bike lights aren’t just for night time

We’ve come to the end of our safety mini-series. Thanks to everyone for getting behind them and embracing safe cycling!

For our last week, I’m going to teach you all about the importance of bike lights for visibility – at every time of day.

If you haven’t already, make sure you go back and read the first three blog posts about braking, helmets, and pre-ride checks. I don’t want you to miss out on any important safety tips!

WEEK 4 – LIGHTS

Many people’s ideas of bike lights are limited to early morning or night-time riding.

Using lights in these dark periods of the day is extremely important for visibility, but daytime running lights are just as crucial to cycling safety. 

Good daytime lights are designed for long ranges, with varying flash intensity and patterns. This greatly increases your visibility on the road.

When using flashing daytime lights, you are 240% more noticeable to drivers than a rider without lights. In these times where drivers are more distracted than ever, that difference is impossible to ignore.

So if you aren’t using them already, I strongly urge you to pick up some daytime running lights for your bike. This is an important step to cycling safety.

If you’re looking to get your hands on a quality, affordable set of daytime running lights, I recommend the Bontrager Ion 100 R/Flare R Light Set. These are USB rechargeable and clip off easily when they need to be charged.

For help mounting your new bike lights, check out this handy video from Trek below. 

If you have any other questions about cycling, have a look at our FAQs or email any time. 

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