Appropriate riding attire to protect you

When riding a bicycle, scooter or motorcycle, it is crucial that you wear protective clothing and footwear to help keep you safe. 

Visibility 

If you’re riding at night, in the rain or in low-visibility conditions, being seen is crucial to staying safe. Even with headlights and tail lights, you should always wear gear that makes you clearly visible to other drivers.

Take a look at our important steps to ensure that you are always visible to other road users: 

  • Wear brightly coloured and reflective clothing so you are visible to all road users. 
  • Avoid wearing non-reflective or dark clothing. Dark clothing or motorcycle gear provides poor visibility which increases accident risk.
  • The Deliveroo rider kit has been specifically designed to make you visible to all road users during the day and at night. The reflective material and bright colour makes you stand out meaning you are also easily recognisable to restaurant staff when collecting orders. 

Remember to always follow local road rules on bicycle, scooter and motorcycle requirements. Find out more information here

Approved Helmet

Riding without a properly fitted and secured helmet can pose a serious risk to your health and safety. Find in this article a number of useful resources and tips that can help you ensure you have a safe helmet and are wearing it properly.

Protective Clothing

It is crucial to wear good quality protective clothing while riding to significantly reduces injury in a crash, particularly abrasions. 

Protection clothing provides impact protection to exposed areas such as elbows and knees.

Make sure you are also wearing the right clothing in wet weather conditions such as a rain jacket, waterproof trousers and close-toed shoes. Take a look at the VicRoads website for information on protective clothing for riders.

Protective Shoes 

It is important to protect your body as much as possible when riding. 

Wearing open-toe shoes such as flip-flops or sandals can pose a hazard while riding as they do not provide control or a secure grip and can easily slip off. 

Take a look at our top tips for choosing protective footwear: 

  • Choose shoes with oil-resistant, waterproof, non-slip soles. Wet feet can quickly become cold and numb and this can be dangerous while riding.
  • Choose shoes that tie tightly to stay securely on your foot

Choose shoes that protect your feet and ankles in the event of an accident.