Position yourself in the safest and best place to maximise your visibility of potential hazards.
Take a ‘lifesaver’ glance over your shoulder before carrying out manoeuvres, so you know where other vehicles are.
Make sure to wear the right gear. Fall off your bike and tarmac will shed your jeans in seconds. Bikers must wear a protective jacket, gloves, boots and trousers.
Wear bright florescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night.
Choosing the right helmet could help save your life. Sharp ratings help you understand how much protection a helmet offers in a crash. Visit the SHARP website.
Consider further skills training to improve your performance, confidence and safety on the road. RideFree is a new DVSA digital rider theory course. The free, voluntary scheme is aimed at new riders and contains a series of 6 online modules to be taken by the learner rider before they complete their CBT. Access RideFree here.