Night rider: Top tips for riding a bike safely in the dark
As the days get shorter, here are seven expert tips for cycling safely at night.
Riding a bike is a whole new experience in the dark – the same rules apply but an extra layer of vulnerability means that as the days get shorter commuters need to get organised.
“It definitely is more intimidating riding in the dark in winter,” says Donovan Roberts, lead trainer at social enterprise bikeshop Good Cycles. “There’s the lack of visibility and worrying about being seen, and also it’s a bit colder and harder to get motivated.
“But if you’re commuting you’re likely going to be riding home in the dark at some stage so it’s good to be prepared for it.”