When riding your folding bike you need to know that you are doing the best you can for yourself by wearing the correct clothes to keep you safe. A cycle helmet is such an important part of your cycling kit. Be sure that the one you choose conforms to current regulations. The fit is important so take time to decide on the helmet that’s right for you. Always remember to fasten your helmet; not everyone does and that can be to their cost. There should be room for two fingers between the strap and the chin for a good fit. The helmet should feel snug on your head and needs to be worn directly on to the head, not tipping forward or backwards. Second hand helmets may have been damaged and that might not be visible so always buy new. Another important factor is to make sure that you wear cycling clothes with some fluorescent aspect to them so you can be seen by other road users in dark conditions. It is advisable to wear fluorescent arm bands, ankle bands, belts as well as fluorescent jackets or body warmers. If you do need to carry a pack on your back (this isn’t the safest option) then make sure it has a fluorescent strip on it. Light coloured clothing is also a good idea to make yourself conspicuous in daylight. Wear clothing that is suitable for cycling which means clothing that won’t get caught up in the wheels or chain and don’t cover up your lights. Make riding your folding bike a safe and pleasant experience by utilising the above information every time you cycle.