Cyclists in favour of compulsory day time lights and helmets, study claims

A study carried out by a car hire company concludes that "the cycling community really needs to pull together to help keep everyone as visible as possible”

A survey carried out by a car hire company has revealed that 87 per cent of its own cycling customers believe bike lights should be compulsory at all times.

The survey results were sent to Cycling Weekly by It claimed that the same questionnaire also revealed that its cycling customers said helmets, mirrors and reflective jackets should also be compulsory.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.