The Clock Change here in the UK has been a controversial topic over the years - more than ever this year for obvious reasons. But we are here to help guide you on how to light yourself up and make cycling in the darker hours as enjoyable as it should be!
WHAT THE CLOCK CHANGE MEANS FOR CYCLISTS
The clocks go back on 25th October 2020 - meaning not only an extra hour in bed, but earlier mornings and and darker evenings. So make sure you are aware of this if you are commuting home on your bike.
Don’t let the shorter days stop you from getting out on the bike. Cycling in the dark is still an option, as well as being a great way to stay focused and keep the same level of fitness you had during the lockdown all Summer. With the clocks changing this weekend and daylight hours decreasing, there are lots of things you can do to make your commutes, training rides or weekend spins that little bit brighter....
TIPS FOR CYCLING IN THE DARK
If you are riding in urban areas with street lighting then you will need a really good pair of intelligent ‘to be seen’ flashing lights - to help attract attention from drivers. Compared to other steady flashing lights, See.Sense Reactive Bike lights identify dangerous situations & react to them, making sure you're seen when you need to be.
You can learn More About See.Sense reactivity in this video where we compare two cyclists:
Using multiple flashing lights to brighten yourself up even more is a good idea too, currently there is 30% off See.Sense ICON2 lights to keep you extra visible this clock change.
If you are cycling anywhere near a quiet road or unlit lane, then you will need a fairly strong and reliable front light to help guide your path and help you spot potholes or anything that you will need to avoid. See.Sense BEAM (launching December 2020) is a powerful, connected front light designed to adapt its brightness to your ride, increasing your visibility.
So, are you in or are you out?
Don’t let the shorter days stop you from getting out on the bike. We hope this guide helps give you some guidance on safe and enjoyable riding this winter.