Savvy cyclists are seeking additional security measures for the dark, winter months, to make sure that their presence is known by fellow road-users. Launched a few months ago, the Hornit provides cyclists with a 140 decibel horn so that if they aren’t seen, they can be sure they are heard.
Designed to be audible above city noise and in-vehicle radios, the Hornit (RRP £34.99) is perfect for all who cycle in congested, built-up areas. Safe and easy to use while braking, the Hornit is operated by a remote trigger which sits under the cyclist’s thumb.
Tom de Pelet, the British inventor and Ironman triathlete commented, “I had so many near-misses while commuting through London’s streets, and one frustration kept popping up: like most cyclists, I could tell when a driver hadn’t seen me, but had no effective way to let them know I was approaching. I soon discovered that there wasn’t a high quality, effective product to solve the problem, so set about designing one.”
To watch a demo video, please visit www.thehornit.com.
The Hornit is available from thousands of independent bicycle stores nationwide and via www.thehornit.com