I love riding at night, especially in the summer and especially all through the night. After midnight the roads are empty and the world is a quiet place.
I like spoke reflectors. I like wearing black. I like seeing round corners with a head torch. I like having a super bright generator powered front light. It’s as if I am riding in a cocoon of light.
It’s great spotting traffic far off on rural lanes by it’s head lights. In many ways this is safer than riding in daylight. Or it would be if it wasn’t for the badgers. No, I’m kidding. I occasionally see badgers at night but they aren’t a problem
How cold is it? Surprisingly cold, even in the summer. Usually the best thing to do is just put on all the clothes you have with you.
Seeing another rider at night is easier if they use a rear flasher. Bikes are about the only vehicle with a red flashing light. But riding right behind a high powered rear flashing light is pretty bad!
The best bit is when dawn breaks