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Cycling to school can be dangerous especially, when there is a lack of infrastructure.  I remember as a child that it took some time before I was allowed to cycle to school from my parents. There were some obvious safety concerns, and rightly so :)

So what can you do as a parent to increase the safety of your kids whilst cycling to school? 

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In the past, we’ve highlighted how the RIDR light drastically improves your safety on the road. We’ve highlighted the advantages of side visibility in rear bike light and why the laser lights are just plain awesome. 

 

This time, we’re taking a slightly different angle (pun intended - sorry). We’ll unveil how the RIDR light can spice up your everyday life - beyond your cycling commute that is. We picked 5 of our favorite things

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After 200 years of cycling there must be some crazy records set on a bicycle. Speed, distance, endurance, those are the obvious records. But what other extraordinary things have we done on a bike? Let’s go over the top 10 world records on a bicycle and see if there is anything out there left to beat. So first things first…speed. In 1995, a Dutch cyclist by the name of Fred Rompelberg decided he wanted to break the speed record achieved on a bicycle. On the Salt Flats in Utah, behind a windshield, Fred registered a top speed of 166.95 mph...

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The bicycle.... what an invention! Who would have known that the ‘Swiftwalker’ would conquer the world. For 200 years now the bicycle has been part of humanity and with the recent evolution to electric bikes it seems like they are here to stay.  When the bicycle was first invented in 1817 it was called a swiftwalker. The first bicycles had no pedals and so it was almost like you were walking on wheels. Not too much later metal frames replaced the wooden ones, and pedals became part of the new design. Bicycles later played a big role in transporting soldiers...

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In one of our previous articles, we introduced you to the concept of bikepacking: fitting your bike with everything you need to camp, heading off into pastures unknown and (re)discovering nature.  At RIDR, we’re absolutely enamoured by this concept and the movement it created. We can only encourage you to try it out for yourself. Of course, good preparation is required to get the most out of every bikepacking trip you embark on. To help you get started, we’ve prepared a short list of the top 5 things not to forget on your next bikepacking trip:  Bags, lot’s of bags...

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