When bike riding, we recommend riding in what makes you feel comfortable, however we have a few tips below on how to also keep safe.
Your everyday clothing is completely ok for bike riding.
We do recommend:
If you are planning for a longer ride, normal exercise gear is also completely fine. If lycra is what makes you feel comfortable - go for it!
If you are riding in hot conditions:
In you are riding in rainy conditions:
If you are riding in the cold:
In Australia it is the law to wear a helmet at all times when you are riding.
We also recommend wearing a pair of riding gloves. These can protect your hands from chafing and blisters on longer rides, scrapes and cuts if you come off and sunburn on a nice day.
If you’re riding on the road, in dusty areas, in the rain or where foliage may strike your face sunglasses or eye protection is a good idea.
When riding on the roads, we also recommend riding so you can be seen.
Our partners, MonkeySee and Bicycle Safety Equipment have special deals for our Members for items to increase their visibility through clothing.
Bright colours or clothing with bright patterns - can also help to increase visibility.
You CAN ride a bike in a dress or skirt, pants aren’t compulsory
You CAN ride a bike in heels
You CAN colour coordinate with your bike or your riding friends
There are all sorts of fashion accessories to make riding stylish and fun for all ages, and decorating your helmet doesn’t just have to be a magpie deterrent.