Cycling equipment

Cycling equipment

  • Wear a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, is the correct size & securely fastened (Highway Code Rule 59)
  • Cycling is a normal activity so normal clothes are fine for many journeys especially short ones. Windproof, breathable and waterproof/resistance clothes can make longer cycle trips or in poor weather conditions, more comfortable.
  • Avoid clothes which may get tangled in the chain, or in a wheel.
  • Light-coloured or fluorescent clothing / reflective strips will help other road users see you in daylight and poor light. A reflective cover for rucksacks is a good addition too.
  • Bell. To let people know you are there. See our Share this Space webpage too.
  • White front lights, red rear lights and reflectors
  • Mudguards will help prevent the spray flicking up on you
  • Panniers help keep the weight low on the bike and off your back
  • Basic First Aid kit
  • A good quality lock or chain to ensure your bike can be safely secured
  • Pump, puncture repair kits, cycle tool kits and tyre sealant to allow for minor repairs
  • Consider puncture resistant tyres-more time cycling, less time fixing punctures!

More information:

Safe Cycling

Highway Code – Rules for Cyclists