I just don't get it. Do they really think that we don't need lights on childseats? Or, more likely, that the only time we cycle with kids is on a Saturday afternoon ride to the park?
Here in Scotland, we need lights from October to April, just for 'normal' school/nursery/work runs. Tonight, I've been laid low with a virus, but the rest of the family is contemplating a dinner invite from dear friends (and a ogood cook). But it's a dark and rainy night and the route entails cycling through some of the dodgier bits of road in Edinburgh (Holyrood Park and the Cowgate, plus
But I still don't get what's going on in the manufacturer's heads. It's not just childseats. It's also tag-alongs and trailers, which are near impossible to light up. To their credit, Hamax made a light that went on the back of their seats, but when I tried to order one, I was told they'd been discontinued. Too little demand? I guess so. The other day, I was amused to find myself ranting to the most experienced bike campaigner I know, who seemed thoroughly surprised to hear that this was an issue. I guess it really is a minority concern.