Winter Sunlight Danger
I wanted to share a terrifying experience that happened to me this morning on an early morning training ride on my road bike. Cycling uphill into the low sunshine I was hit by a bus. I am ok but bruised and in some shock. The driver didn’t see me. I was wearing all the right kit including a bright red outer jacket, rear lights on the seat post and on the rear of my cycle helmet. As I cycled uphill into the sunshine I was aware of the brightness of the sunshine and that the low sunshine might cause visibility issues for other road users, but I was not aware that I might be invisible to other road users. I am now. Never again. I hope that sharing my awful experience will help other fellow cyclists when planning their cycling routes and cycling in autumn/winter sunshine.