BIKES AND ACCESSORIES
Choosing the Right Bike
There are so many bikes out there to choose from and it can be hard to know where to start. A good approach is to think about the types of journey’s you want to take on your bike, then choose one that’s going to suit you best. If you’re just taking a short jaunt to the local shops to pick up the essentials, you’ll need a very different bike than if you’re doing a longer ride as part of your daily commute or weekend exercise!
Your Move have put together some handy information to help you to think about all the different types of bikes which are on the market today. Check out their guide HERE.
For expert advice, make sure to visit your local bike shop.
Bicycle riders travelling on WA roads and paths must wear an approved helmet with the retention straps fastened at all times.
The helmet must comply with AS/NZS 2063:2008 – Bicycle Helmets. All approved helmets must be sold with a compliance sticker attached.
A bell (or other effective warning device) that functions correctly and is fixed in a convenient position is a standard requirement for your bicycle to be considered legal for use on the roads and shared paths in WA.
Reflectors and Lights
When riding in hazardous weather, dusk, dawn or dark conditions, a bicycle must also have:
- A front light showing an unbroken or a flashing white beam that is clearly visible from 200 metres
- A rear light showing an unbroken or flashing red beam that is clearly visible from 200 metres
- A red reflector that is visible for at least 50m from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low beam
- 2 yellow side reflectors on each wheel
- Yellow pedal reflectors on both sides of each pedal
eBikes: What You Need to Know
eBikes are becoming more and more popular and there are many benefits to purchasing an eBike. With many different eBikes on the market, Switch Your Thinking has put together this guide to help decide if an eBike is right for you, and describes the difference between pedal-assist and power-on-demand eBikes and the different legal requirements to take into consideration. Check out their guide HERE.