When riding on your own, one of the greatest worries is that you may not be able to summon assistance in the event of an accident. That’s where Ridersmate comes in. This little gadget, fitted with a cheap, SMS-only SIM card, is attached to the bike and to the rider by means of a flexible cord and snap-clips. If the two of you part company, the connection is broken and the unit sends an SMS message to up to three different people of your choice that you require assistance, at the location identified by GPS. Should you get to your feet and not require help, you simply reconnect the unit and the emergency call is cancelled. Simple. And it could even save your life. Ridersmate is also suitable for cyclists and horse riders, and is available through zenonoz.com at RRP $429.00 or call Frank Tidswell on 0417 008 461 for full details.