Ever since the Olympics, more and more women in the UK are getting on their bikes, with Sport England reporting a 200,000 increase in regular cyclists and this year’s Tour de France kicking off in Yorkshire only adding to our enthusiasm for literally jumping on the saddle. But whether you see yourself as the next Victoria Pendleton or simply like biking to work, you probably want to stay safe, keep track of your fitness progress, and of course, have constant access to your phone. Here are a few gadgets and gizmos to increase your pedal power.
See.Sense intelligent bike light
After Philip McAleese was hospitalised following a bike crash, he wanted to find a way to make cycling safer, and this ingenious light was his answer. See.Sense is a bike light that uses sensors to detect when a cyclist is at a junction or in a dark area, and responds by becoming brighter and flashing more urgently to warn drivers. Because it’s only bright when needed, it conserves energy, so the battery should last around 12 hours without a charge (and can then be topped up via USB).
It costs £44.99 for a front light or £79.99 for a front and rear set from See.Sense.