Whether you are an experienced cyclist or have just dusted off your old mountain bike and are looking for what accessories you need to make your ride safe and enjoyable, we are here to help.
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Essential accessories for cyclists include Bike Helmet, Bike Lights (white at the front, red at the back) and reflectors, Bike Bell, Bike Locks (yes you will need more than one), Bottle cage, Waterproof Bags to keep your belongings safe/dry and finally GPS/Navigation – Unless you are a black cab driver, you will need help navigating the roads. You can either invest in a stand-alone GPS unit or a smartphone holder for your handlebars.
If you are a seasoned cyclist you can tick most of the above accessories off your shopping list. However, when you are more experienced you will want to make sure you have the best quality accessories built to last. Before parting with your hard-earned cash new questions arise, such as, what lumen should my front light be? What are the best quality panniers that will survive every season? Do I need a power meter or is my heart rate strap/watch enough to get maximum benefits from my training? Having invested so much time and money into your legs and bicycle over the years, you need to pay close attention to the accessories you buy.
Cycling is the single best way to get around and explore your local area. Even here in London, with the improving infrastructure and prevalence of 20 mph speed restrictions in the city, the roads have never felt safer. However, us cyclists still have a responsibility to ensure that we and those around us are safe while we cycle.