More and more commuters are ditching the gas guzzling cars and modes of transport, and taking up life in the cycle lane.

Needless to say that there are numerous benefits to riding your bike to work: fitness, money saving and fun... just to name a few.

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More reasons you should cycle to work

There are plenty of schemes in place, and petitions to help make cycling safer on the roads, and to encourage more to get in the saddle.

One such way is to inspire confidence and motivation through good reliable and safe equipment. This is exactly what the team at Lumos set out to do with their new Aster backpack.

The Aster Cycling Backpack

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A team of enthusiastic engineers, designers and tech heads have come together to improve cycling safety with their new Aster backpack, said to be the safest in the world.

In order to get the Aster backpack onto the market, the team has launched a crowd-funding page where you can contribute to the production and launch of the bag.

For a pledge of £90, you can get your name down to receive a bag from the first run of production. So what features does this bag come with that make it the safest bike in the world?

Aster Backpack Features

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Certainly a bag for gadget lovers. It really looks like the Lumos team has covered all bases to ensure this commuter bag does everything you need... and a whole lot more.

APP: The Aster bag comes with a mobile app that allows you to monitor battery life, adjust light settings and an anti-theft system.

LIGHTS: This bag is kitted in LED lights to ensure optimum visibility for night time, and low light conditions. There are front lights for oncoming traffic - and car doors opening up in your path - rear lights and side profile lights to give a 360 degree range.

With a USB-rechargeable 4,000 mAh in-built battery, Aster can light up 10-15 hours of your commute under normal conditions.

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OPTIONS: The Aster backpack is available in two colour options: Black and Blue. The black bag has a holding capacity of 24L, while the blue has a holding capacity of 18L.

STORAGE: The team has really thought of everything when designing this bag. Loops, stash pockets, laptop space and buckles are all featured to ensure all your essentials are stowed away safely and securely.

In addition to all these, the Aster bag boasts waterproof seams, zips and an easy to clean material for those muddy wet days.

Everything has been well and truly thought out with the Aster backpack. It looks safe, comfortable and stylish as well.

For more information, and to make a pledge, head over to their crowd-fund page.

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