Safety tips for riding your e-bike at nightE-Venture
Safety tips for riding your e-bike at night
During the winter months commuting on your bike changes, the darker evenings start to set in and this means that when you are heading home after a busy day at work, then you are likely to be cycling in the dark.
The equipment that you need to cycle at night
When you are going to be cycling at night you need to make sure that you have the right equipment to keep you safe. One of the most important things that you need to buy are lights. You should have lights at the front and rear of your bike, which means that you can be seen from all angles. A great set to choose is the Lezyne KTV2 Drive Pair.
You should also consider tail lights when it comes to cycling at night, you want something compact as well as ultra-visible. Another offering is from Lezyne- Zecto Drive 80. Which is not only powerful and compact, but it also boasts an increased battery capacity too.
Lights are important, but you also need to make sure that you can be seen as well as your bike. This means that one piece of safety equipment that you need to buy is a Hi-Viz safety vest. They may seem like a basic piece of equipment, but they definitely are one of the most useful.
How to ride safely on the road in the dark
Riding in the dark means that you need to be careful and think about things a little differently to how you would if you were riding in the daylight. Riding in the dark means that you need to plan your route, you need to know not only where you are going, but also if there is anything that you should look out for on your journey, such as poorly surfaced roads or a path that is going to have a lot of holes in.
If you can, it makes sense to try and ride in a group, or at the very least with someone else. This will help you to not only be motivated to ride in the dark, but also keep you safe in numbers too, as well as help you if there are any mechanical issues.
Most of all, you need to make sure that you enjoy your ride too. Of course, it can be scary to ride in the dark, but it can also be worthwhile and it can boost your confidence as a rider too.
One thing to keep in mind is that just because the weather has turned darker, that doesn’t mean that you have to put your e-bike away and give up on commuting on two wheels. You will, however, have to think about the safety equipment that you need to buy and have on your bike, as well as how you can be safe and protected whilst you cycle around.