The company was founded in 2014 by Luca Amaduzzi, who first came up with the idea for bicycle indicators after experiencing the danger of London’s traffic from a cyclist’s’ perspective. Along with childhood friend and PhD student Agostino Stilli, Luca began designing the first WingLights model.
“My first few years in London I biked everywhere. As anyone who has done the same will tell you, being ignored and nearly hit by motorists is the norm for cyclists. Frustrated, I turned to the internet for a solution. What I found was a large gap in the market. On one side there were hand signals: archaic, destabilising in nature, and at times downright dangerous. On the other side there was a range of cheaply made indicators, complicated in installation and illogical in design. Shortly after my realization I began discussing with my close friend and engineer Agostino Stilli about designing high-quality direction indicators for bikes. From there, WingLights were born. .” – Luca Amaduzzi CYCL’s ultimate aim is to create a multitude of high quality, innovative cycling accessories for people that love to get out on their bikes.