Bike helmets: Three steps to the perfect fit

Here’s a quick guide on how to make sure your bike helmet is fitted correctly.

Every time you ride your bike you must wear a helmet to help protect your head in case you fall off.

Here’s a quick guide on checking that your helmet is fitted correctly: 

Step one: Right size

Firstly, it’s important that your helmet fits your head properly and that it’s not too big or too small. 

Helmets usually have a size guide based on the measurement of your head. Ask your mum or dad to measure your head with a tape measures and match it to the right size of helmet.

If your helmet is the right size, it should fit snugly and not rock from side to side when the helmet is flat on your head. 

Step two: Position

Make sure your helmet is placed level on your head. The front of the helmet should be only one or two finger widths above your eyebrows. This way the helmet is able to protect your forehead.

Once your helmet is in the right spot, fix the side straps. The straps should form a “V” shape with one strap slightly in front of your ears and the other strap directly behind the back of your ears.

Step three: The buckle

Once you’ve checked the size and position of your helmet you are almost ready to go. 

Do up the buckle under your chin, making sure there is no more than one or two fingers space between your chin and the strap. 

Now you’re ready to ride. 

But before you go... make sure, no matter how short your ride is, you always ride with your helmet on.

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