Before you head out make sure to check out these tips.
Check if there is sufficient air in the tires, also check that tire treads are in good condition and not showing signs of wear or damage. Bicycle tires need to be inflated weekly as they will naturally lose air over time.
Make sure the brakes are in good operation and shape and when force is applied to your brake levers. They should stop the tire’s rotation. Check brake pads for wear.
Check the chain. Pull the chain from a section of the chain ring to inspect tension. A large amount of slack in the chain indicates needed adjustment or replacement is needed.
FITTING YOUR HELMET
Make sure your helmet is level on your head.
Your helmet should have a two finger width between your eyebrows and the bottom of the helmet.
The straps should form a "V". One strap should fall behind your ears and the other strap should be in front of your ears.