It’s the law to wear a fastened helmet, but 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 fashionable denim and camo-style with Kevlar lining, which will give you great protection. More information on clothing.