Buy the right size bike Buy the right helmet Buy the right safety gear 1. Stand astride bike with both feet on 1. Choose a helmet size that fits snugly 1. Be visible to cars – wear bright or the ground. Ensure minimum 25mm on the head. reflective clothing. clearance between crotch and top 2. Select only Australian Standards 2. Use front and rear lights when tube of bike frame. approved helmets. riding in low light or at night. 2. For women’s style frame use a 3. Close the buckle and adjust straps 3. Maintain your bike – check tyre men’s bike of same size to check so helmet does not rotate forward pressure, gears and brakes every correct fit. obstructing vision or rearward time before riding. 3. When on bike, rider must be able to exposing forehead. reach the pedals, gears and brakes 4. Replace helmets every 3 years or easily – especially younger children. sooner if subject to any severe impact.