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Cycle Style: 9 alternative bicycle safety visibility devices

With the rise of the fashion conscious cyclist, visibility devises for cycling have come a long way, we’re no longer stuck picking between one hi-vis vest after another.

If you want to be safe and seen on your bicycle but don’t want to compromise on style, check out our rather quirky selection of fashionable visibility aids.

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1. Michaux Club, Weekender canvas and leather bicycle bag

Michaux Club Weekender Bag, available in two sizes to accommodate a casual day out or a weekend away.

First up, you’d be forgiven for thinking this chic bag from Michaux Club is just a standard handbag. Look closer and you’ll notice the dots incorporated in to the trim are made from 3M reflective material, that shines brightly in motorists headlights.

It doesn’t stop there, this cycle specific satchel comes with a detachable anti-swing strap, that prevents it from swinging forward and restricting your leg movement when pedalling.

Price: RRP £159 (It’s currently on sale for £120)
Colours: Khaki/Tan, Tobacco/Tan, Navy/Tan, Black/Black
More information: Michaux Club

2. Hello Joe, Cycle Queen t-shirt

Cycle Queen, Fluro Green Tee from Hello Joe.

HELLO JOE with its range of fluorescent T-shirts was launched in 2010, offering both men and women a fashionable, comfortable alternative to what’s currently available in the high visibility clothing market for cycling.

The T-shirts are ethically sourced and the women’s designs include designs called ‘Geisha’, ‘Dolly’, ‘Poppies’ and ‘Cycle Queen’ as featured above. Only problem, you may have to wait for summer before sporting one of these on your bike.

Price: RRP £30 (It’s currently on sale for £120)
Sizes: Small, medium, large
More information: Hello Joe

3. onetwothreespeed, Reflective Bike Helmet Bow

Reflective bike helmet bows from onetwothreespeedbike.

Attach this bow to the back of your helmet to stay stylishly safe. The bows fit most helmets and can be adjusted to fit, just cut off the extra velcro, and you’re ready to go!

Although it’s great to have the box at head height, as it offers maximum visibility, they also work just as well on your basket, pannier or rucksack.

Price: RRP £12.99
Colours: Red, blue, black, white, pink, fuschia and gingham.
More information: onetwothreespeed

4. Vespertine, Road Hog Reflective Waistcoat

Vespertine Road Hog Reflective Waistcoat (Eco Cotton Candy)

We know this waistcoat from Vespertine won’t be to everyones taste, it’s probably one of the most eye-popping piece of cycle visibility clothing you’ll ever see.

It’s not only ‘outrageous’ (there words not ours) but surprisingly practical too, incorporating that all important highly reflective 3M material in stripes and on a waistband.

Vespertine offer a range of highly visible, alternative clothing options, from reflective corselets, ostrich-trimmed jackets, vests, sashes and belts.

Price: RRP £270 from VeloVixon
Colours: Eco Cotton Candy, White Flash, or Eco Citron
Sizes: Small, medium, large
More information: Vespertine

5. Georgia In Dublin, Leggits

Leggits from Georgia in Dublin are not only great for visibility, they keep your shoes dry too!

These Leggits from Georgia In Dublin are visibility overshoes with style! Simply pop the Leggits over your shoes, boots, flats or heels and say Hi! to visibility and bye to sodden jeans and spoiled shoes.

The toe soles are made from recycled inner tubes and are hand harvested and painstakingly filleted by Georgia.

Price: £45
Colours: Yellow, black, red, green, and pink
Sizes: UK sizes 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11
More information: Georgia In Dublin

6. Aura Cycle Systems, Aura Safety Belt

Aura Cycle Systems are launching this brand new cycle safety belt.

This is a new safety product from Aura Cycle Systems and works by utilising the latest LED technology, an Illuminion strip, combined with a hardwearing, ballistic nylon to create a stylish, easy to wear and highly visible belt.

The belt has three flash modes, and can be seen from over 300 metres, it’s also water resistant to withstand the worse of the British weather!

Price: Special pre-launch price of £19.95
Colours: Red, green, yellow, orange, pink, blue and white
Sizes: Fully adjustable from women’s size 4 UK
More information: Aura Cycle Systems

7. Eno, Windrider bicycle bike clip

Eno, Windrider reflective trouser strap.

These silver, reflective PVC clips wrap around your trouser hem to keep them from getting sucked into your chain. Channel the inner goddess in you and pedal like the wind!

A cheap addition to your cycling wardrobe and should raise a couple of smiles as you cycle past people in style!

Price: £14.50
More information: Gijs Bakker

8. Cyclelogical, Reflective Chopspokes

Cyclelogical ‘Chopspokes’, reflective spokes

Chopspokes are essentially small reflectors that slot over your spokes. Unlike a common plastic wheel reflector, the Chopspokes are unobtrusive and not noticeable in daylight.

The small cylindrical reflective sticks, which come in packs of 10, have a slot on one side and they clip onto spokes and stay put as the wheel spins. A great way to pimp your steed and be visible side-on when passing junctions to stop cars pulling out, claiming they’ve not seen you.

Price: $10 (pack of 10)
More information: Cyclelogical

9. SpotMe, Reflective Bicycle Badges

SpotMe Bicycle Badges.

SpotMe badges are made using high tech retro-reflective fabric, so are a great way for cyclists out on the roads in the dark to increase their visibility.

They are embellished with a range of quirky designs by Katie Barton in her studio in London using her freehand embroidery machine. Affix them to your cycling jacket, bag, or helmet for a fun, unique way to stay visible on your bike.

Price: £10 (set of three)
More information: SpotMe


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