Your helmet needs to be the right size for both comfort and for efficiency in the event of an accident. It's not rocket science - you need to measure your head size. But whatever the measurement, you should always try on your helmet before buying!
Everyone's head is different and the type of helmet (longer, rounder, more curved, etc.) will affect how comfy you feel. This is why, if it's a better fit, it might be best to get a helmet that isn't necessarily the usual style for the kind of activity you are doing.
SIZE Your cycling shop probably has a measuring device for you to use but, if not, measure your head size or your child's at home using a flexible tape measure. This measurement will tell you whether you need to look at S, M or L helmets (you'll find size charts in your local store).
DIVIDERS You should also think about the dividers (on the straps by your neck). When correctly adjusted, they will stop your helmet from moving about.
ADJUSTMENT Adjusting your helmet correctly will make it more comfortable. If you want your helmet to be a good fit, use the adjustment wheel at the back of the helmet, if you have one.
Skating and scootering are popular not just with kids but among teens and adults too. Whether you do one of these sports for fun, sport or commuting, protecting your legs is essential if you want to stay injury-free.
There are no age limits on roller skating! This fun skate sport will help kids practice balancing and coordinate their movements. So which skate should you choose for beginners, intermediates and experts? Check our expert advice on how to choose your kids' roller skates!