Buyer's guide to rear lights

Here's our guide to make sure that you pick a good rear light that will keep you visible this winter

Mudguards help when cycling in the rain
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If you're looking to ride through the winter, then you're really going to need some good lights to attach to your bike. While you'll be buying a front light to light up the road in front of you to let you see where you're going, from a safety point of view, the rear one is perhaps more important, making sure that drivers approaching from behind can always see you and overtake safely.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.