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Holding Icon Getting the Right Bike Accessories

Whether we're talking about safety, comfort or making the most out of each ride, you'll need more than just your bike when you go out cycling. Halfords stock 1000s of different accessories, so let's work out what you might need.

Getting the Right Bike Accessories

What are the must-haves?

Safety comes first when you're cycling
Safety comes first when you're cycling

Safety comes first when you're cycling, so a good helmet is probably the most important cycling accessory you'll ever buy. A helmet will protect your head if you ever come off your bike, but you need to make sure it's the right size - use our guide to bike helmets for more help.

Also, if you're planning on cycling at night, you need to make sure you can be seen by other road users. That means getting bike lights and some high-visibility clothing.

Keeping your bike safe

You obviously don't want anyone pinching your precious bike, so invest in a quality bike lock.

Halfords sell three types of bike locks: cable locks, shackle locks and chain locks. Like everything, the best locks cost that little bit more. Why not check out our guide to bike locks to find out what each ones does and then decide how much you want to spend.

By the way, if you need more help making your bike safe, look at our tips on keeping your bike secure.

And there's more...

Getting a bicycle pump is another good idea, then you won't have to worry if you get a puncture or a tyre loses air when you're out and about.

Plus, you can get put the finishing touch on every ride with:

  • bike bags
  • mudguards
  • water bottles

Whatever accessories you choose, we can fit them for free if you buy them at the same time as your bike. But if you're getting something for your current bike, don't worry - there'll only be a small charge for any fittings. Either way, we've got everything covered at Halfords.

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