My rant about bicycle helmets…

For the record: I never get on my bike without my helmet.

This picture would be all wrong though if these two were wearing helmets.  While I might benefit from a skid lid if I were to hit the tarmac at 40km/h, these two would hardly benefit from brain buckets while tootling along at 15 to 20 km/h.

I’m all for safety, don’t get me wrong, but I do think whether or not you wear a helmet should be your own choice, not something that is dictated by laws, drawn up by politicians who probably seldom ever get on a bike!

One Comment

  1. Sarah January 20, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    I agree completely – my sister (who lives in the UK) says they aren’t compulsory there which I confess I find quite strange. I think at times you need more elbow and knee guards than a helmet 🙂 or maybe that’s just me!