I’m wondering is it just me, or is Cycling in the Dark… with NO lights madness (as in extremely foolish behaviour)?
It’s been playing on my mind for a while, especially when I was nearly run-over a-week-or-so-ago in London Town by a cyclist with no bike lights. And yes you guessed it… because, I couldn’t see him coming!
This evening I watched as a cyclist (dressed all in black from top-to-toe) shot past me on the road in the rain, making a quick turn at a main junction – with a car behind only noticing him when they were touching tyres, the driver having to brake rapidly.
I might be getting old(er), but I’m sure that bicycle shops still sell lights you can fix to your frame. If not for yourself Mr and Mrs Cyclist, at least for others around you like me Joe Bloggs whilst going about his business ‘tries to cross the road’ only to NOT see you coming and vehicles with ‘great’ BIG headlights not seeing your behind.
And, I’ve been to Specsavers!
This has been a… Stop, Look, Listen and THINK!, ‘View from the Bottom’.
Stay Safe, Max x
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