The Orb is an illuminated water bottle that flashes with 70 lumens of light in a bid to increase your visibility on the roads.
The £30 orange bottle is BPA-free and boasts an autonomy of eight hours on constant mode and 16 when flashing thanks to its USB-rechargeable battery.
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The bicycle light arms race
The responsibility for cyclist safety is, unfortunately, placed almost entirely in the hands of those on bikes. Logic should dictate that the larger and heavier the vehicle, the greater its driver’s responsibility for the safety of others, but in reality and in the absence of presumed liability in law, vulnerable road users are forced to make way for others. It’s one of the reasons why cyclists in this country feel compelled to use ever more high-visibility clothing and lights.
You can already buy belts, locks, helmets, handlebars and jackets that light up like a Christmas tree. There may come a day when no single item of cycling gear is available without the option of flashing LED lights.
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 judges us to be Britain’s most ethical provider.