Paul Merton


“There are various ways to give up smoking – nicotine patches, nicotine gum. My auntie used to pour a gallon of petrol over herself every morning.”

Paul Merton

The Glow In The Dark Bicycle

Recent high profile accidents involving Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and others have highlighted the issue of bike safety. There are more cyclists on the road than ever before, and they are competing for road space with an ever increasing number of cars. Wiggins had lights on his bike and he still got hit, so maybe there’s a need for something a bit more radical.

The Kilo Glow bike from Pure Fix Cycles features a luminous glow-in-the-dark frame. The frame and wheels are coated in a highly reflective paint that is activated when exposed to sunlight. An hour of daylight will provide an hour of night time usage.

This is an American company and I’m not sure whether anything like this is available in the UK yet. Perhaps something for an ambitious UK entrepreneur to investigate.  Nobody wants to see cyclists coming to harm, but every accident further hammers home the dangers and enhances the demand for something like this.