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It’s odd, I already knew extra lights on an electric bike couldn’t hurt. Yet it takes almost getting run over before I share this with you.  Not making this up, last week I was riding back from a football match. It was 7pm when I left, a lot of traffic, so I thought the electric bike would provide the swiftest ride. And I was right, my cowboy was always first at every red light and wasn’t worried about the traffic jam. The ride there was close to perfection. There’s always that one guy that takes a right without warning or...

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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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