London has finally put a ban on the danger lorries responsible for so many cyclist deaths over the years
The Candea Elite flashing water bottle uses LEDs and the diffusive properties of transparent liquid to transform itself into a distinctive flashing beacon. The innovation may herald a day when no single item of cycling gear is available without the option of flashing lights.
The best cargo bikes might cost the same as secondhand cars, but their uptake in cities would have a transformative effect on our collective quality of life. Imagine school run congestion, and the associated road danger, replaced with a procession of sturdy bikes – their cargo boxes brimming with kids. And if you worry your thighs aren’t quite up to the job of carrying the combined weight of up between two and four kids, there are electric motors available as an optional extra.
The smallest electric car in the world is the Walk Car – a vehicle so diminutive in size that you can carry it in a handbag.
WingLights bicycle indicators use powerful magnets to snap into place on almost any set of handlebars. Universal mounts attached to a bicycle’s handlebars allow WingLights to snap on and off in seconds. Once activated by a button at its tip, each WingLight flashes at the same frequency as indicators on cars and motorbikes. The lights can be removed and clipped together when not in use.
Folding bicycles are practical, but small wheels can feel at the mercy of pot-holed city streets – a challenge the Fat Bad overcomes with balloon tyres. Available in matt black, matt green, fluorescent green or pearl white and with a choice of 250-watt or 500-watt motor, the Fat Bad manages up to 43 miles before a charge.
A motorcyclist has captured on film the moment he came face to face with HGV danger and lived to tell the tale. If you thought the most dangerous risk from HGVs was being trapped on nearside, think again. Shocking new footage on YouTube reveals that a left turning lorry is as much of a threat to those in oncoming traffic as it is to those travelling in the same direction.
Electric cars remain an exclusive & expensive club. Not so a new breed of electric vehicle that looks good and won’t break the bank; enter the Bolt electric moped
The less stuff you have to carry by bike the better – the Vivid Lock is wearable bicycle security with built-in LED lights. Fabricated from nylon, clear PVC and waterproof LED strips, the Vivid lock has 30 white lights facing forwards and 30 red ones at the rear.
Car doors that protect themselves against dings have been developed by German engineering specialists Kiekert.