Last but by no means least, lights are an important addition to any rider’s setup in autumn.
The nights are drawing in and it’s easy to get caught out in fading light if you leave the office late for the ride home or want to extend your evening loop by a few miles.
Having a set of USB-rechargeable LED lights on your bike will save the day. They’re small (and so take up little space on your handlebar and seatpost) and affordable, with plenty of options on the market, so there’s little excuse.
Lights aren’t only for when it’s dark, either. The weather can be decidedly gloomy in the middle of the day if it’s overcast, foggy or raining, particularly on quiet country lanes with overhanging trees, and so a set of blinking lights can be turned on to improve your visibility to motorists.
Upgrade to a brighter, more powerful set when the clocks go back at the end of October, and use your current lights as a back-up/secondary pair.