Even if you don’t intend to cycle after dark, a good set of working lights, reflectors and bright clothing can go a long way to help you to be seen when riding during the Autumn and Winter months. Darker skies and less natural light can mean it’s difficult for other road and cycle path users to see cyclists; so here are a few tips to help you to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’.
- Working front white light and reflector, positioned centrally or to the right of the handlebars.
- Working red rear light and reflector, positioned centrally or to the right side of the bike.
- Hi-vis reflective jacket or if carrying a ruck sack type bag, use a reflective/hi-vis bag cover.
- Orange pedal reflectors, where possible depending on your pedals.
- Reflective arm/leg bands.
- Working bell or horn
Don’t forget we also have an On Road Cycle Training Handbook that has some great advice about riding correctly
and safely on the road and how to make yourself more visible to other road users.