By Janani Vithanage
With the fuel crisis still wreaking havoc in everyone’s lives, a new hero has come to the fore – the bicycle. Along with the need for bicycles comes the need for biking accessories designed to make your travels both safe and convenient. Here’s a list of things you might want to consider investing in, as well as places you can purchase them from.
1. Bicycle Helmet
Wearing a helmet at all times when cycling is of the utmost importance. In many cases of unfortunate falls or accidents, helmets can save lives.
Approximate price: LKR 3000 upwards
2. Night Light
Cycling at night can often be dangerous because of low visibility. Having a night light attached to the front of your bicycle can really help as you navigate in the dark, while attached tail lights would make you visible to motorists coming up from behind you.
Approximate price: LKR 1000-10,000
3. Luminous Safety Vest
Wearing a luminous vest can give you additional protection, especially when cycling at night, as it makes you very visible to motorists.
Approximate price: LKR 650-2500
4. Smartphone Holder
We’d never tell you to pick up calls and send texts while cycling, but having your smart phone in a holder can be very useful, especially when you need to use Google Maps to find your way around.
Approximate price: LKR 1200-4500
5. Anti-theft Locks
Cycling somewhere is all well and good, until you realise that leaving it parked is to risk your bicycle being stolen. Put your mind at ease by purchasing a lock which enables you to secure the bike using a combination lock.
Approximate price: LKR 1500 upwards
6. Bicycle Lubricant
Keeping your bike che life of bike parts. It also provides you with smooth gear changes, ensuring that you have the most comfortable ride possible.
Approximate price: LKR 2500-8000 upwards
Get your cycling accessories right now and stay safe and comfortable during your bike rides!