Always wear a cycle helmet that is correctly fitted, secured and conforms to current safety standards. Avoid buying a second hand helmet that may be damaged or have previously been involved in an accident.
Wearing a helmet when cycling won’t prevent a crash but it will protect your head in the event of one, significantly reducing the risk of a fatal or serious head injury.
Be Bright, Be Seen
Wearing bright clothing, preferably something fluorescent and reflective when cycling, will help other road users to see you more easily.
It is illegal to cycle at night without lights. Ensure you have the appropriate lights and reflectors on your bike and that they are in good working order. Test your lights before setting off on each journey.
There are lots of initial and further training courses available for cyclists in the West Midlands. Bike Right offer cycling skills tuition, maintenance courses and facilitate led rides.