/ BIke lights yes or no or head torch

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Anonymous on 21 May 2013 - mail2.uk.moog.com
Lights or no lights or a head torch
a lakeland climber on 21 May 2013
In reply to Anonymous:

Context?

ALC
Sir Chasm - on 21 May 2013
In reply to Anonymous: If it's dark lights of some description are probably a good idea. If it's daylight, not so much.
martinph78 on 21 May 2013
In reply to Sir Chasm: Agree, unless you aren't riding the bike, then I'd say lights probably aren't needed?
Gordonbp - on 21 May 2013
In reply to Anonymous:
From the Lighting Regulations: (for highway use, obviously)

Front Lamp

One is required, showing a white light, positioned centrally or offside, up to 1500mm from the ground, aligned towards and visible from the front. If capable of emitting a steady light, it must be marked as conforming to BS6102/3 or an equivalent EC standard.

If capable of emitting only a flashing light, it must emit at least 4 candela.

Rear Lamp

One is required, to show a red light, positioned centrally or offside, between 350mm and 1500mm from the ground, at or near the rear, aligned towards and visible from behind. If capable of emitting a steady light it must be marked as conforming to BS3648, or BS6102/3, or an equivalent EC standard.

If capable of emitting only a flashing light, it must emit at least 4 candela.

Rear Reflector

One is required, coloured red, marked BS6102/2 (or equivalent), positioned centrally or offside, between 250mm and 900mm from the ground, at or near the rear, aligned towards and visible from behind.

Pedal Reflectors

Four are required, coloured amber and marked BS6102/2 (or equivalent), positioned so that one is plainly visible to the front and another to the rear of each pedal.

Exceptions and explanations

Age brings privileges. To name but two: cycles manufactured before October 1990 can have any kind of white front lamp that is visible from a reasonable distance, and pre-October 1985 cycles donít need pedal reflectors.

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