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Pro Cyclists to All Riders: Running Lights for Bikes Could Save Your Life

Pro Cyclists to All Riders: Running Lights for Bikes Could Save Your Life

109th Tour de France 2022 – Training Tim de Waele//Getty Images Pro cyclist Rachel Neylan couldn’t sit idly by after several pro-riders were killed in…

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109th Tour de France 2022 – Training Tim de Waele//Getty Images

Pro cyclist Rachel Neylan couldn’t sit idly by after several pro-riders were killed in recent months. Among them was Davide Rebellin , who was killed on a training ride this winter. Just this month Estela Domínguez , a 19-year-old neo-pro, was killed in a hit and run while training.

“With the recent year, the string of events, multiple tragedies that we’ve had among the cycling community, I just felt a real compulsion to do something about it,” Neylan, who races for the Confidis Team, recently told Cycling Weekly . “Every time a cyclist gets killed it’s a knife to the stomach. I can’t watch it happen anymore.” Pro-riders urge cyclists to start using running lights on bikes

To take action, Neylan is launching a public awareness movement and slogan called “ Be Bright, Wear a Light ,” and she’s doing it with the support of many in the pro-peloton. The athletes are aiming to normalize the use of front and rear bike lights during every ride, day or night. Video player poster image In fact, Neylan says the daytime use of front and rear blinky lights has become a standard practice for many pro-riders. “I’ve been using lights consistently for the last few years, and I know how much it really makes a difference,” she says. Running lights are already a standard practice within the pro-peloton on non-race days

One of Be Bright, Wear A Light’s supporters, Tadej Pogańćar […]

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