How To Ride Your Bike At Night – Guide To Lighting + Reflective Clothing

Published on December 4th 2015


In association with Lezyne and Bellwether Riding at night or in the dark opens up a whole new world of cycling experiences. Here's our guide to lighting and reflective clothing. Click here to subscribe to GCN: Being seen, seeing, and staying safe when you're cycling in the dark are all quite difficult subjects and – depending where you live – you'll be subject to local laws regarding minimum requirements and what lights you can and can't use. So, instead of putting together a hefty legal guide to riding at night, what we wanted to do was share some common sense advice that can open up the world of riding at night; lighting to be seen, lighting to see, and, reflective clothing, will all help you to stay visible out on the roads. Why did we want to put together a night riding video? Well, we reckon that, for most of us, the evenings and early mornings are when we can ride. As we get in to winter, this means that we'll be riding in the dark. Plus, night riding brings another factor to your favourite roads and trails; you'll see a side to them that you might miss in broad in daylight. Do you regularly ride at night? Let us know down in the comments. Watch more on GCN.... Do reflective jackets and lights ACTUALLY work? Our top 10 tips for commuting by bike: Buy GCN cycling kit - USA: Rest of World: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: Music: Glass Caves - Tonight (Inst): Glass Caves - This Road (Inst):