Before anything else, it’s important your helmet is the right size for your head shape. To make sure you get the right size, measure the circumference of your head with a cloth tape measure or string. Make sure you measure horizontally across your brow and above your ears.
Below is a handy sizing chart to help you find the right-sized helmet for your head measurement.
Once you’ve found a well-sized helmet, have a look at this video from the team at Global Cycling Network for 3 key tips to correctly fit your helmet to your head.
Helmet manufacturers generally recommend replacing your helmet every 3 years to maintain maximum safety. If you’re looking for a high-quality replacement, I recommend checking out the Bontrager Solstice Bike Helmet.
If you want to learn more, we have a lot of information about cycling safety here.