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