Cycle Helmets

Cycle Helmets Buying Guide

Our Cycle Helmets Buying Guide will make it much easier for you, when choosing the right cycle helmet to buy. Just click on a link below, to jump down to further information about the cycle helmets area you're interested in:

Cycle Helmet Fitting Guide

Cycle helmets are easy to wear; they are light, well vented and cool. They offer protection to you and additional visibility to other road users. We strongly recommend you wear a cycle helmet. Cycle helmets come with plenty of ventilation slots. These help keep your head cool. Some helmets feature a peak to help keep the sun and rain off your face.

To find and fit the correct helmet, follow these simple steps:

  • 1

    Measure your head size

    Measure your head, or your child’s head. Use a tape to measure round the widest part of the head, just above the eyebrows and the ears, as shown in the diagram. Select your helmet based on its size range.

    Cycle Helmet Fitting Image 1
  • 2

    Adjust the internal fit

    Your helmet will be supplied with a method to adjust the size to fit you. The adjustment may be different foam pads, or a band round the back of the head that you can alter.

  • 3

    Position

    The helmet must sit level on the head and forward. Leave a gap of no more than two finger widths above the eyebrows.

    Cycle Helmet Fitting Image 2
  • 4

    Side Straps

    Adjust the side straps so the V shape meets just below the ear. It is easier to remove the helmet to make the adjustments.

  • 5

    Buckle

    Adjust the buckle so it sits centrally under the chin. Tighten the chin strap so no more than two fingers can be slid underneath.

    Cycle Helmet Fitting Image 3
  • 6

    Final steps

    Does your helmet rock back more than two fingers above the eyebrows? If so, unbuckle, shorten the front strap by moving the slider forward. Buckle, retighten the chin strap, and test again.

    Does your helmet rock forward into your eyes? If so, unbuckle, tighten the back strap by moving the slider back toward the ear. Buckle, retighten the chin strap, and test again.

    Roll the rubber band down to the buckle. All four straps must go through the rubber band and be close to the buckle to prevent the buckle from slipping.

    Cycle Helmet Fitting Image 4

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Cycle Helmet Safety

What to look out for with the safety of your helmet:

When to Replace a Helmet

  • Replace any helmet that has been involved in a crash, or is damaged.

The Helmet Should Fit Now

  • Buy a helmet that fits your head now, not a helmet to "grow into."

  • Replace any helmet that has been outgrown.

The Helmet Should Be Comfortable

  • If it feels small, put in the thinner sizing pads or purchase a larger helmet. Ideally, select a helmet brand and size that fits well prior to many adjustments. If you buy a helmet that you find comfortable and attractive, you or your child are more likely to wear it.

The Helmet Must Cover Your Forehead

The Chin Strap Must Be Tight and Properly Adjusted

The Helmet Should Not Rock Forward or Backward on Your Head

  • If it does, adjust it following the steps above.

Helmet Safety Certification

Our helmets are tested and conform to the following standards:

  • Adult Helmets - BS EN 1078

  • Child’s Helmets - BS EN 1080

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