LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2012) - The summer has gone and winter isn't far behind. Whilst Olympic fever may have gripped the country and turned us into a nation of cycling fanatics, those regular riders will tell you the winter promises much different conditions.
For those commuters used to a sunny early morning on their way to work, things are set to be very different in the coming months. As winter darkness descends the need for lights on your bike becomes immediately apparent.
For those set to continue their cycling adventure during winter, it's time for a lesson in the lighting basics from leading online bike shop and cycle retailer Evans Cycles.
Although you'll be biking on roads that are in the most part lit, it's still essential that you have adequate lights on your bike. Remember, it's vital that you can see and that you are seen. Evans Cycles stock a number of lights aimed at the commuter such as Cateye and Smart.
Cateye lights are one of the most popular lights on the market, with their simple sleek design and various safety features making them ideal for commuters.
Smart lights represent a great value entry light for commuters just getting into riding every day.
Off road and road riders
For those biking enthusiasts - whether off road or on the road - who cycle very regularly, you'll understand the requirement for lights in winter. You'll also know the need to keep these updated as regularly as possible.
This autumn and winter Exposure lights represent a good option for those off-road riders looking for a light designed with the rider in mind, or those road riders wanting to bike through the night. Really upping their game with their new designs, Exposure has increased the power of the lights in their new range and upgraded the batteries, as well as improving LEDs and new technologies. Opting for Exposure lights, you'll find cable free design and a sleek looking alloy body.
Exposure also offer some great high quality and powerful lights for those consumers riding in very dark conditions after work or in the early morning.
Evans collection of lights aren't limited to Cateye, Smart and Exposure with new selections from Knog and Lezyne offering new features for different riders. For all the information on the perfect light for your needs - as well as budget - visit the Evans Cycles blog at http://blog.evanscycles.com/.
It's not just about the lights
Remember in winter you need to be able to see and be seen. Lights are vital, but so is reflective bike clothing. For cycling in the dark on your daily commute it's imperative that you opt for a high viability jacket or vest. You can also opt for a high-vis cover for your backpack, as not only will this make you more visible it will also protect the contents of your bag in adverse weather conditions.
Notes to Editors
- Founded in 1921, Evans Cycles is the UK's largest quality cycle shop, stocking the widest range of products and brands.
- Deeply passionate about cycling in all its forms, Evans' friendly staff have expert knowledge and are happy to help out with all aspects of cycling.
- Evans celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2011, evolving from a family owned store to an award winning enterprise. Evans Cycles is now the UK's leading bike retailer selling road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid bikes, as well as cycling clothing and accessories.