What to wear
Cyclists' clothing should be bright. During the day wear fluorescent 'day-glo' colours. At night wear reflective clothing – remember to fit lights front and rear to your bike at night, lights are a legal requirement. A cycle helmet is an essential piece of equipment to protect your head from injury.
What kids and adults wear when riding a bike is also very important for safety:
- Fluorescent or bright-coloured clothes will help cyclists be visible on the road. (Avoid dark clothes, especially during early dusk and twilight hours.)
- Lightweight clothes will help cyclists avoid becoming overheated.
- Pant legs shouldn't be too loose-fitting or flared. These can get caught up in the chain while riding.
- When wearing a backpack while riding, make sure the straps are tied up and can't get tangled in the spokes of the wheels.