***Win a Fly6 with RideWriteRepeat***

The Fly6 camera is a rear light that watches your back as you ride – and I’m giving one of these $159 Rear Light/HD Camera devices away right here on the blog.

Born of a Kickstarter project, the Fly6 was supported by close to 2,000 signatures and this year won Outsider Magazine’s  “Gear of the Show Award” at Interbike.

I was lucky enough to be given a Fly6 for a review on the London Cyclist site in June, and I was impressed with the ease of use, quality of the unit and mounts provided, and the footage.

You can read the full review here, but for the jist of it, I concluded:

The Fly6 performed exactly as it should. It had everything needed to make it work included in the box, and nothing was complicated. If I were unfortunate enough to be caught up in an accident, I would be pleased to have it with me.

In terms of enjoyment of the footage, I can’t say I captured anything inspiring, and to make an engaging video, I think you would need to combine it with footage of what’s going on ahead.

A device like this would be extremely useful for:

> Providing evidence should you be involved in an incident
> Filming what’s going on behind you in a road race/crit race
> Creating films from your rides, when combined with head camera or handlebar footage

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Effective and useful as this camera is, I’m not likely to use it on a regular basis – my video editing skills are a little rusty and I’m lucky enough to enjoy a fairly rural commute.

So – I’m giving this one away. The winner will get one Fly6 camera (used for approx 3 hours filming), with seat post mount, aero seat post mount, and charging cable – all in the box as supplied.

How do you win?

To win this lovely little gift, simply post in the comments below, and tell me why you think you deserve it the most.

I reserve the right to pick my favourite answer, and the winner will be selected on Sunday 19th October and notified via email. The prize can only be shipped within the UK so you’ll need a UK address to enter.

Good luck!

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

20 comments on “***Win a Fly6 with RideWriteRepeat***

  1. Joao Morgado

    Hi. I would love to have it. That way (in the future) I would be able to capture every one of my friends who desperately tries to keep up with me (still working on that stay-in-front part…) 🙂

  2. Nick Jones

    I’d love this awesome camera, to capture my friends, blood, sweat and tears as we climb the surrey hills (just as we did this last weekend), it would also be good for posting that black Range Rover up on you tube – seriously what you did, was not cool…

  3. I’m waiting on the revised model to become available but I’m not going to turn down a free one of the v1 model it’s still a good piece of kit.

  4. Ricky Albores

    I would love to have this for my daily bike commute around Washington DC. I deserve it because I #bikeeveryday. Follow me on Twitter @bikeeveryday. Thanks for your consideration.

  5. Ray Mitchell

    For a long time now I have suspected that the taxi drivers, bus drivers, other motorists, and, dare I say it, quite a few cyclists, pull faces at me as I sail past them on my daily commute/assault course through London. Paranoia or well-grounded fear? I currently can’t tell as they all stop pulling their faces when I look round. Only the Fly6 can help me know for sure…

  6. Kevin Farrelly

    I’d like to win it because as part of teaching my 4 year old daughter roadcraft in London I’m taking her out on a Trek Mountain Train tag-along for some journeys on back roads and I’d like to be able to video her both for posterity (it will entertain her and her 2 year old brother no end) and to show her why it’s important to stay balanced, take a defensive line and indicate movement in advance.

  7. Hi!
    I’d love the light. I’m getting married soon, and we’re featuring a “bicycle made for two” as per the daisy song; would be great to film the ride home for posterity!

  8. Doug Urquhart

    Every day for years (and I mean every day) I have been commuting, and every day for years, I come across yet more reasons to have a camera on-board. Oh the sadness of so many occasions missed!
    By the way, where do all the cyclists go in January and February in London?

  9. I need to record video how all the cyclists getting ahead of start line at red light are still being left behind once I kick in full blast at green light. London roads. Andrius

  10. I would love to be able to actively record and report all the clowns that haven’t learned mobiles and cars don’t mix! That way I can make the fuzz work a bit more for cyclists.

  11. I ride a Brompton for my daily commutes and weekend sportives. It would be great to film people’s faces when they realise it’s just a little bike pushing past 🙂

  12. I need this to capture the tragic look on the faces of drivers as I zip past while they’re stuck in traffic.

  13. Charl Jordaan

    Ide like to win this product so that I can capture
    All the idiot motorists who give us cyclists abuse on the roads

  14. I need this because I have a forward facing camera, two side facing cameras, four diagonals and it’s all I’m lacking for 360 degree Matrix-esque vigilance!

  15. I’d like to win this to prove to my wife that when I ride behind her on our commute it is to put myself between her and any traffic coming up behind us and not just so that I can have a look at her bottom.

  16. Having just returned from a tour from Cambridge to Cornwall and back I now know I could have done with something recording the beautiful scenery as I struggled up vicious Cornish hills.

  17. Looks like a brilliant piece of kit! Perfect for commuting through busy cities. I’ve already got a GoPro so I’ll let the other repliers duke it out for the prize. 🙂

  18. I’d love to win it to film parts of the Billie Fleming Tribute Ride & be able to share the ride online 😉

  19. Dear Michelle, thanks for your post. If you decide to choose my answer, I promise to send you a clip – shot with Fly6 – showing how nature changes in Nottingham at each season. I commute daily on my bicycle through one of the most beautiful university parks in the UK. I would like to combine short movies shot from the back of my bicycle at different time of year. I expect the project to have quite incredible results. My intention is to use the movie to increase awareness of young people that cycling can be both healthy and inspiring. Best regards, Paul.

  20. The Fly6 would be a great way to capture some images of kids doing Bikeability training (I’m an instructor). We have also been planning to produce some short videos showing each of the Bikeability outcomes as nothing like that seems to exist online at the moment, and this would give a novel camera angle.
    So I hope that if you offered me this camera it would help to promote safer cycling in more ways than one.

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