Cyclists urged to light up now Matariki is upon us

Cyclists need to make sure they are well lit through the winter months, says the Cycling Advocates' Network.

"The onset of the wintry weather and shorter days means it's time for cyclists to check their lights and batteries," says CAN spokesperson Patrick Morgan.  

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

"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 to look twice for people on bikes."

Patrick Morgan 027 563 4733


NZTA guidance on bike lights

Buyer's guide to bike lights, from Greater Wellington Regional Council