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dsc01871Back in the commute has been fun this week I’ve rediscovered the joy of riding in the dark!

On the road its a bit scarier but as I have enough lights to look like a Xmas tree I don’t worry about not being seen, my biggest issue is being mistaken for a motorbike due to my fantastic (when it’s working) front light!

Off road is another matter it is AWESOME!!

Not being able to see where you are going and only concentrating on what is 10ft in front of you is exhilarating and I find that I go faster in the dark!

My commute back from college on Monday was loads of fun as the tow-path (path at side of canal) is 99% unlight and it was fun, so long as you enjoy the thought of possibly slipping into a freezing cold canal at any moment or rounding a blind corner to find the path has disappeared into mud and water.

I eventually bottled it and got back on the road, not because of the danger more my paranoia that I was riding along a dark path with little to no chance of any one showing up should the worse happen, or getting mugged!

Lights off


Lights on


All night riding & winter riding tips welcome.

Review of winter riding gear coming soon!


3 Responses

  1. So, what kind of light are you running? And how long does it go on a set of batteries?

  2. I am enjoying riding in the dark too, but I find that approaching cars often dip their headlights for other cars but rarely for a cyclist. When I am blinded by their lights, I try putting a hand over my face and heading straight for them, but it doesn’t seem to have any effect. Any other ideas?

  3. Marla
    I have some old (2 years) Cat eye lights that I got for cheap from the LBS. They are single light rechargable ones I think they originally should have been about UK£ 70 = 110.41100 US$

    They will last about 2 – 3 hours each battery, more than enough to get me home or to work. Good for night riding if you have a helmet light as well.

    I don’t see them available any where now. Lights are expensive things to deal with.

    I usually angle my light towards the car just about windscreen height! but I do use really bright light at night time,

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