Would better rear view vision make cyclists feel safer?

Quieter roads of lockdown Britain are encouraging new cyclists to take to the roads - would rear view products make them feel safer?

(Image credit: Cycling Weekly/IPC)

Over the years, several brands have created products designed to provide cyclists with a clearer view of what's going on behind them.

So far none of the options has been successful enough to become a widely adopted market leader - think Garmin to cycling computer as Hoover to vaccum cleaner, though the GPS brand's reign is less secure these days.

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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.