Early morning cyclists need to make sure they are well lit in the dim mornings following daylight saving, say cycling advocates.

"The start of daylight saving on Sunday means more cyclists about, but some may be caught out by morning twilight," said CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan.

"Lights, reflectors and high-visibility riding gear make you easier to see," said Mr Morgan.

With popular events such as the Taupo Cycle Challenge just two months away, many riders will be making the most of lighter evenings to pile on the miles.

"As the days get longer we can expect to see many more people enjoying the pleasures and benefits of biking."

"Cycling offers the ultimate trip: it's a fast and flexible way to get around, while improving your health at the same time."

"Our message to bikers is to get out there and enjoy the ride, and to remember to use lights whenever visibility is poor."

"For drivers, the message is that you can expect to see more people on bikes as summer comes."

Daylight saving starts on Sunday 26 September, when clocks go forward one hour.


For further information or interviews contact:

Patrick Morgan
CAN - Cycling Advocates Network
Tel 04-385-4967, mobile 027-563-4733,
More people on bikes, more often

Release Date: 
Thursday, 23 September, 2010