Forget carrots, here’s how to ride well in the dark
Some riders actually prefer riding in the dark. It focuses the mind and blots out unnecessary distractions. But some struggle, especially with their night vision. Don’t be too proud to wear glasses if you can’t see clearly in the dark. A clean, unscratched and clear visor is a must, as are clean headlights, even if the rest of your bike is dirty. When you’re riding on unlit country roads dip your lights briefly on the approach corners, so you can look out for the lights of approaching vehicles.
Look as far ahead as your light beam will allow, but knock your speed off as things like gravel, hedgehogs, wet patches and holes in the road will be hard to see and can catch you out.