The L-Bow bicycle rear light sticks out sideways to encourage drivers to overtake safely. Well, that’s the theory.
Law-abiding drivers are required to leave at least 1.5m when overtaking, but most cyclists will know this is rarely the case.
The ‘L-bow’ rear bike light was born out of witnessing a very dangerous cycling near miss due to a car getting dangerously close to a rider, more commonly know now as a ‘close pass’. Founder and CEO Sean Whiffin thought that there has to be a simple solution to give cyclists more space and make them far more visible to motorists from behind. So pen was put to paper and the L-bow rear safety light was designed.
The idea that drivers overtake cyclists too close because they haven’t seen them is far fetched (read our article about close passes here ), however we’ve bought an L-Bow light to give away. If you’d like to be in the with a chance of bagging the prize – and perhaps letting us know how you get on with it – please leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner next week.
Ethical cycle insurance
On the face of it, one cycle insurance policy is much like another, but the devil is the detail. Check your small print for so-called ‘new-for-old’ replacement – many insurers use the term, but if your bicycle is more than a few years old, devalue it severely. This means you are left out of pocket when you come to replace it.
With ETA cycle insurance, however old the bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model. Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy from us helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner and safer transport future. Little wonder The Good Shopping Guide has judged us to be Britain’s most ethical insurance company.