- Night riding – any tips?
Morning all, I’m doing the London to Brighton night ride this weekend, as are some others from here I believe. I’m comfortable about the ride itself, the distance shouldn’t be an issue. The night aspect is something I’ve never done before though – we’re leaving around 1am and likely riding around 4 hours, all being well.
I’m going to try to get to bed early on Fri and up early on Sat, then sleep Sat afternoon. Anyone got any handy tips from such events they can share about the sleep/tiredness issues?
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Use lights 🙂Posted 8 years ago
If you use glasses, clear lenses.Posted 8 years ago
Is it on road?Posted 8 years ago
Don’t have a skinful before you set offPosted 8 years ago
these are all useful, thanks guys! yep on road, yep to lights and prob no to glasses. 😆Posted 8 years ago
You’ve seriously never ridden a bike in the dark before?
It’s a lot like riding in the day…
Stay on your side of the road.
You’ll be fine.
You are aware it gets colder at night, right?Posted 8 years ago
b r – Member
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wordnumb – Member
If you use glasses, clear lenses.
I’m going to counter both of those just to be a bit contrary 😀 I love riding at night by a full moon with a set of yellow driving glasses – it’s a great experience.Posted 8 years ago
for TSY – it’s more the tiredness element that I haven’t had to worry about in the past, despite the odd mile covered by bike in the dark! but thanks, i’ll bear those tips in mind too. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
Forecast looks great for you as well. Enjoy it, and just remember the hardest climb is the last one!Posted 8 years ago
Have you heard of caffeine?Posted 8 years ago
Pauly – Member
Forecast looks great for you as well. Enjoy it, and just remember the hardest climb is the last one!
i know, quite glad things have picked up a bit on the weather front!Posted 8 years ago
Wait till it goes dark.Posted 8 years ago
Its great fun – my first night ride finished about 2am, having riden from Edinburgh – Ballinluig – Edinburgh. Crossing the forth road bridge about 1am ish was great. Beware of the potholes if you are riding in a bunch.
Warmer clothing is a must.Posted 8 years ago
If you use a helmet light, turn it off before you look people in the eyesPosted 8 years ago
Oops, double postPosted 8 years ago
Yeah, tip 1) don’t use night riding glasses, tip 2) you don’t always need the highest output on your light.Posted 8 years ago
1) don’t use night riding glasses
Why not?Posted 8 years ago
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