Guide to night rides

We may be a little short on daylight at this time of year, but with the right lights you needn’t stop riding your bike. What’s more, when summer arrives, you might just find an event that will take you through the night — and out the other side

Bike lights have become increasingly powerful over the last five years, and prices have dropped, making really good lights accessible to more people. This has in turn triggered a surge in night-time sportives, and as people continually look for new and exciting ways to ride, these night-time events satisfy a thirst for adventure.

Riding at night is often done out of necessity — because it’s winter and there aren’t enough daylight hours to train in, or because you need to ride in the dark on your commute. Few people who have the option of riding during the day to choose to ride at night instead, but by not doing so you are missing out!

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