100€ / £89.99
I love accessories that are techy for good reason! These bike lights make you more visible on the road, not least because they light you up. Riding with the See.Sense app this brilliant safety package can feedback your route to increase safety on the road, making subsequent journeys on that route (potentially) less risky for you and other road users. Amazing. But let’s talk about the lights!
Bikes are great, they are better for the environment, a good source of exercise as well as easier and cheaper to find a place to park than a car, the downside is they do not come with a boot to store all your shopping in. The Wayside Backpack and Pannier from Blackburn has been designed to be suitable for carrying your gear both on and off the bike, it isn’t the lightest of things at 929g when empty but chances are you aren’t going to be racing in the Tour de France with all your shopping in tow.
The BH51M is a cycle helmet with many innovative features including indicators, Bluetooth, speakers, handsfree phone calling, GPS and an SOS alarm. I was quite concerned that with all the technical aspects the rider may look reminiscent of a Martian, however upon opening the package I was pleased to see otherwise, instead this helmet looks very similar to many other cycle helmets and doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb.