Joe and Reuben's 240km overnight extreme commute (in the rain) — video

Will our intrepid duo make it to London in time?

Joe and Reuben's 240km overnight extreme commute (in the rain)

This video was produced in association with Bell Helmets

Commuting in winter can be tough: bad weather, traffic, darkness and plenty of other artificial light sources to compete with. To make things tougher, Bell Helmets challenged BikeRadar to test its new Formula LED helmet on an extreme overnight commute. 

By extreme, we mean 240km, overnight from our office in Bristol to the head office in West London in time for an important meeting. 

Taking on the challenge were videographers Joe Norledge and Reuben Bakker-Dyos (familiar faces from the Hill Climb Diaries) who are no strangers to long distance riding and always up for an adventure. 

The Bell helmet in question has a number of features designed for extra safety and visibility on the road, including a rear LED light which offers a claimed 20 lumen output and a run time of two hours on steady or an impressive 10 hours on flash mode — hopefully enough time to complete the challenge! 

Will the LED lights in the helmet last the journey? Will they succumb to hallucinations as a result of sleep deprivation? Will it rain? Are they prepared?

You'll have to watch the video to find out. 

Bell Formula LED helmet

  • Includes MIPS
  • Red 20 lumen rear LED light
  • Fusion in-mold polycarbonate shell
  • Available in three sizes: small, medium and large
  • Available in four colours: matte black, ghost matte black red, slice matte/gloss white and matte green
  • £99.99 / $100
Aoife Glass

Women's Cycling Editor
A mountain biker at heart, also drawn to the open road. Likes big long adventures in the mountains. Usually to be found in the Mendip Hills or the Somerset Levels in the UK. Passionate about women's cycling at all levels.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Rocky, rough and a long way from anywhere.
  • Current Bikes: Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2015, Juliana Furtado 2013, Canyon Roadlite AL
  • Dream Bike: Juliana Roubion, Liv Avail Advanced SL
  • Beer of Choice: Red wine for the win!
  • Location: Weston Super Mare, Somerset, UK

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