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3rd September 2015 Comments Off on Cycling to work: Be safe and don’t forget your LED bike lights Views: 1528 Help & Advice, Simple Lighting Blog

Cycling to work: Be safe and don’t forget your LED bike lights

Use LED Bike Lights when riding in dim light

Keep Calm and Bike to Work LED Bike Lights are a must-have for any keen cyclist. With cycling to work now a popular way to commute for millions of Britons who want to beat the traffic, stay healthy and arrive at work on time. 760,000 people here in the U.K travel by bike to work regularly.

It’s ‘Cycle to Work Day’ on September 3rd and we have some great tips for this incredible lifestyle change for today and in the future.

  • Cycling is great exercise and releases endorphins, lifting your mood before your day even begins.
  • Just 30 minutes of cardio exercise in the morning – after a healthy breakfast – will kick start your metabolism in fine style, and that means weight loss.
  • Cycling is cheaper than driving, leaving you with more money to spend.
  • You can customise your helmet, clothes, jackets and bike with LED Bike lights or other fun and funky gadgets to make you more visible on the road.
  • Cycling produces no pollution.

Remember safety is important!

With the nights getting darker, we want to make sure that you’re safe… For anybody new to cycling, this little bit of information could save you from getting into trouble…

LED Bike Lights allow for you to see and be seen.

The following 3 are legal requirements…

  • If you ride a bike at night then you require front (white) and rear (red) lights, flashing or steady.
  • Your bike has to be fitted with a red rear reflector.
  • Amber pedal reflectors (2 on each pedal) are also needed.

Here’s more information from the Cycle To Work scheme. It’s a great idea and one we love!

Cycle to Work Day is a national event held on 3rd September 2015. It aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for at least one day.

According to the census data, 760,000 people in the UK cycle to work regularly – this number keeps growing steadily, but with Cycle to Work Day’s help we are aiming to make those numbers skyrocket this year and beyond! By 2021, we hope to see one million people regularly commuting to work by bike.

Herculean efforts in both 2013 and 2014 saw tens of thousands of commuters hit the streets, and cycle over a half million miles for Cycle to Work Day. Hundreds of employers have also supported the day, from start ups like Pact Coffee and Rumble Labs, to large national companies such as Amey and Rolls Royce and organisations such as NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and The University of Cambridge. 

Cycle to Work Day also enjoys unilateral support from cycling advocacy groups such as British Cycling, Sustrans, the London Cycling Campaign, Cyclescheme, the Bicycle Association, CTC – the national cycling charity, and Cycle Nation.

This far-reaching support ensures that Cycle to Work Day’s message is spread far and wide, but to truly fulfil our aims and see one million people regularly cycle commuting by 2021 we need you to get in the saddle with Cycle to Work Day and encourage your colleagues, friends and family to give cycling a go. 

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