A helmet can reduce the risk of injury in the unlikely event that you fall from your bike. A helmet can also protect the head from cuts and scrapes.

However, it is important to remember that a helmet only works in protecting the user if it is fitted properly.

The video below demonstrates the correct way to wear a helmet.

How can pupils help?

Pupils should be shown how to carry out these checks so that they can complete them on their own. Members of Bike Crews and Active Travel Forums can become experts who check other pupils helmets are fitted properly.

Helmet fitting pupils helped by an I Bike volunteer