I re started cycling about 7 years ago mainly because it seemed such a waste to use a car for my daily commute of 1.5 miles four times a day
Those days my riding consisted purely of back and forwards to work and the occasional test ride around the block , if these were done in the dark it was done mainly using the small cheap bike lights from the likes of Pound shop , Wilkinsons and Tesco’s .
Over the years my choice of lights has got better , for a while I purely used some 3w Cree torches from Tesco’s which were OK but just lacked enough left to right beam spread . And again my riding was mainly commutes and test rides .
Earlier in the year I decided to increase my riding time by getting out early in the morning before going to work if it was a work day . My first rides were short 6 mile loops these have grown now to 22 mile loops with a couple of nice hills included , I am trying to build my miles up slowly but surely .
On average I am up to 60 miles a week which I know is not a lot but it all adds up .
My present choice of Lights are either a Cateye HL350 or Smart Lunar 35 Lux up front and a Smart 1/2 Watt lamp behind , the Tesco 3w Cree torches still get used to supplement the previously mentioned front lights .
Neither are the brightest lights about but they both work well together