Make sure you buy the right gear before you get on your motorcycle.
- An approved helmet that fits securely. If you think it is damaged, replace it. A white or brightly-coloured helmet can help you be seen. Make sure your visor isn't dirty or scratched and remember not to wear a tinted visor or goggles at night.
- Good clothing - and that means jackets, trousers and boots. The best is CE-marked and can protect you from getting hurt, if you come off. It should be fluorescent during the day and reflective at night. Clothing which also protects you properly from the weather will not just make you feel more comfortable; it will also allow you to focus more on your riding.