Night Ride Success

Our night riding course was a great success! We had all six spaces filled quickly and everyone turned up on the night. Anyone that didn’t have suitable lights were given front and rear lights for the course. This was all part of the course, to learn what works and what doesn’t and people then knew what they should be using when cycling at night and in the winter especially.

With various light and clothing tests, showing what other road users will see easily and what they wont see that well. It gave everyone a good idea of what they should improve on to be safe and visible on the road. Usually the more you spend the better the product will be, but not everyone has a big budget for cycling. You can buy lots of cheap reflector accessories to fit onto existing clothing and equipment. That make you stand out well! But if you are after some decent kit, as discussed on the night here are some good products.(Click on the picture to find out more)

Altura-Night-Vision-Evo-Jacket-Cycling-Waterproof-Jackets-Yellow-AW13-AL22EVO9S3-0altura trouserscycle relector

 

 

The lights we were lending to people, which amazed everyone are available to buy via amazon for around £20. (They can take a while to arrive, but worth the wait, you may also have to buy a UK adapter for a couple of pounds to fit the foreign charging adapter) Click the picture for more information.

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Here is a downloadable document that has a few basic pointers to follow when thinking of riding in the dark / in winter.

Night Riding Course (Click to Download)

Lights on

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Lights off

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Mid ride discussion

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Some other good links for advice are listed below:

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk

http://roadcyclinguk.com

Halfords night riding advice

If anyone wants any further advice, or would to be involved with some further night riding courses and rides then please get in touch by emailing us at cachub@outlook.com

Finally thanks go to Richie for running the course!

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