Protective Gear

It’s the law to wear a fastened helmet, choosing the right helmet could help save your life.
Sharp ratings help you understand how much protection a helmet offers in a crash visit the SHARP website www.sharp.dft.gov.uk  When wearing a helmet always wear one of the right size & it’s probably best to buy a helmet that’s a little tight when you first use it as it will “bed in” & be a better fit with use.  NEVER buy a helmet that is used or previously owned, always buy new & replace if the helmet receives any type of impact or if it gets dropped.

If you’re smart you’ll want to protect the rest of your body too!! Gloves are essential, not only from the road but also from the weather. Decent boots will protect you against foot and ankle injuries; never ride in trainers or canvas pumps you might end up losing a toe or two.

We all to often see ourselves, in the summer some bike riders will wear the type of clothes which are really more suitable for going to the beach rather than riding on a motorbike, but this is really not suitable or a good idea – just in the same was as going to the beach while wearing full bike leathers, bike boots, bike gloves & a crash helmet isn’t appropriate.  It really makes me cringe to think what might happen if someone comes off even at walking speed when wearing shorts, an athletics vest & a pair of canvas pumps!

Decent biking trousers and jackets now come in great looking denim and camo-styles with Kevlar lining and armour, which will give you great protection.  You don’t have to dress like a power ranger, buy black leathers (unless you want to) or spend thousands on high specification equipment as a lot of the cheaper attire can be just as good as the top of the range clobber.  Keep an eye on the sales, buy out of season during the winter months or ask your local dealer about end of line products on riding clothes if funds are tight & you are looking for the bargains.  What you wear on a bike is up to you as it’s what you feel comfortable in, or if you want to get an image across by putting your own personality into what you are wearing as much as you would when you choose a bike when it comes to design, styles or colours etc.

See the picture below for more information on clothing & why it’s important to wear the right gear.

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Young Rider Protective GearWe all to often see ourselves, in the summer some bike riders will wear the type of clothes which are really more suitable for going to the beach rather than riding on a motorbike, but this is really not suitable or a good idea – just in the same was as going to the beach while wearing full bike leathers, bike boots, bike gloves & a crash helmet isn’t appropriate.  It really makes me cringe to think what might happen if someone comes off even at walking speed when wearing shorts, an athletics vest & a pair of canvas pumps!