A bicycle bell is the traditional way of letting other road and cycle path users know that you’re there and it’s doubly useful when there are lots of people on foot about. Bells may not be glamorous, but they’re having a bit of a renaissance as accessory makers come up with bells that are more reliable and look and sound better. Let’s take a look.
You’re not legally obliged to have a bicycle bell, but they can be a handy way to give a friendly warning of your approach
There’s a huge range out there, from tiny, cheap pingers to spendy titanium units and even (allegedly) aerodynamic bells
Don’t wait till you’re almost on top of someone to sound your bell; startled pedestrians quite reasonably take umbrage
12 of the best bike bells for 2020
“Where’s your bell?!” It’s a line you’ve probably heard many times, usually after you’ve shouted