About a year ago, I was riding through Hertfordshire on a lazy Sunday evening. The sun was beginning to set, the temperature was warm and the green fields of Bovingdon and Chippenham looked glorious in the late summer haze.
I turned my lights on as I was still a good hour from home and dusk and then night fell. I turned on to a winding country lane towards the main roads and it was then that I saw out of the corner of my eye a car approaching on my right, coming out a T junction. It hit me fast and before I could swerve or react in any way, I was tarmac surfing. Fortunately for me, all my injuries were no more than skin deep and I was able to pick myself up and dust myself down.
What struck me though was that the driver could not see my forward facing lights and my reflective jacket obviously didn't register with the driver either.
However, I have recently stumbled across Revolights. I think this is the next generation of bike safety and felt I had to put this on our blog for everyone to see.
Check them out here.
Lee Bibring, Love Velo Director