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  1. Big bus man

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    As the nights draw in I find myself asking the same question, Why do cyclist think it is ok to have a good front light and a poor or non existent rear light!
     
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  2. Judge Mental

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    We have very good lights and jackets..madness not to!
     
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    Same reason as motorists drive with no lights or just side lights in poor visibility. They can see where they are going. :)
     
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  4. Lofty1

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    Who in there right minds rides a bicycle in the dark, just not worth the risk in today's traffic with the speed most travel by the time they see you in daylight it's almost to late. Not the cyclists fault they are being driven off the road by sheer volume of fast traffic.
    PS I no longer ride a bike just to old to stay upright on one.
     
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    I have decent lights front and rear.
     
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    There ,I've corrected that for you.(y)
     
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  7. NickNic

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    I find fluorescent Lycra helps as well :whistle:
     
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    Thank you,
    A little early for my brain to be in gear , always get confused by the spelling of their or the use of I've as the yanks hate it."I've not been there" is not grammatical in American English
     
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    Yes, but not many people wear it all the time like you do. :eek::LOL:
     
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    It stops the chafing (y)
     
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    What about bells. Just back from walking the dog, the same cyclist as every day comes up silently behind and has to do a swerve to avoid the dog and lead. I say, ring a bell, he says nothing and rides away.
     
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    I've seen quite a few of these flashing red LED lamps lately, there cheap enough and far brighter and noticeable than any lights that have been available in the past
     
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    It sounds like he's deaf, maybe he doesn't know his bells not working:)
     
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    Totally agree. Some people have no hazard awareness. We cycle in the dark often as we have no choice when commuting this time of year but actually feel safer as we're MORE visible than in murky daylight. Good lights front and rear and hi-viz are a must. We mainly use the lanes and back roads and you get warning on bends when a vehicle is approaching from either direction with their lights.
     
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    Essential....
     
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    Agree again but that's just plain ignorance by the cyclist. I don't have a bell but I have a big mouth and a call of 'on your left (or right)' indicates my approach. Plus I always thank pedestrians as I pass.
     
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    I never cycle in the dark but hubby does. On his road bike he has good lights front and back, a flashing on on the rear of his helmet and a really good on on the rear outside triangular bit (technical term there) that is about 125mm long so really stands out.

    He is mainly a mountain biker though and offroad it is all about front vision with some rear lighting to stop the next biker running in the back of you on the downhills! They always have bells to warn people of approach.
     
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    On one of my bikes I have a bell, and for all the volume I can get out of it I might as well not. Like Jill above when using shared paths I normally friendly shout "just coming through" and say thank you as I pass. For most folks this works but you occasionally get the walker or jogger ipodded up or deep in conversation who tend to jump in the canal as I pass.
     
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    If so this might help him
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    I think that one eyed monsters(cars with at least one headlight not working) are as big a problem. Why dont people check their lights and change them as required. Something that looks like a motorbike then turns out to be a car is dangerous especially in dark country roads.
     
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