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I'm not convinced about the effectiveness of cycle helmets for utility cycling (racing, BMX and mountain biking is different). I fear that protective equipment gives cyclists a false sense of security and encourages risk taking that would not otherwise be taken. The best way to make sure that children are safe on their bikes is to reduce the likelihood of them falling off or being hit in the first place, and a cycle helmet is unlikely to help with that.Good to see and not a ipad or tablet in sight. Would recommend a helmet though as ground looks hard.
We also do the A-B-C-D check before cycling. A ir in tyres, B rakes working correctly, C hain running freely, D anglers such as shoe laces tucked away.Cycling wise I was yes and no on helmets until I snapped a chain. I went over the bars and landed on the back of my head, crushing the rear of the helmet in the progress.
There's data to support all arguments, e.g. millions of bike miles are safely completed with no helmet in countries like Holland with no issue. And I have ridden thousands of miles and raced many road races and never thrown any helmets away, so you need to look at the bigger picture really.Amarillo, your argument is not valid.
I work in Construction so it's like me saying be safe and you don't need to wear any PPE (I've never had an accident on site in 33years).
Cycling wise I was yes and no on helmets until I snapped a chain. I went over the bars and landed on the back of my head, crushing the rear of the helmet in the progress.
All in all, I've probably thrown away about four or five helmets from crashes, maybe more, which have taken the brunt of the fall. My intention, as always, is not to fall off.
The helmet is always a marmite subject with those either side of the fence.
However, I will leave this one with you. A team I used to cycle for had an accident on a roundabout on a club ride. A younger rider, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered brain damage as a result of the accident. Of course, there is a counter-argument that we will never know that if he was wearing a helmet he would have been saved from this injury. Sadly he is now confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life
Counter intuitively, in places where mandatory cycle helmet laws have been introduced, head injury rates have increased.There's data to support all arguments, e.g. millions of bike miles are safely completed with no helmet in countries like Holland with no issue. And I have ridden thousands of miles and raced many road races and never thrown any helmets away, so you need to look at the bigger picture really.
This is a good read : https://mayerhillman.com/1992/06/01/the-cycle-helmet-friend-or-foe/
No. Never. My Father did and thankfully he has finally gone onto vapouring. No more coughing his guts up first thing in the morning although he believes he still does. Odd that?how many of you smoke cigarettes???
Ha ha ha.Now we have answered the cycle helmet question I have a question for readers.....
Hi @Amarillo -- I completely agree with you.Ha ha ha.
This is a fine example of where I have a problem with this research.
Risk is a product of likelihood and consequence.
The research you cite examines consequence only, and completely ignores likelihood. In other words, it only looks at the effectiveness of helmet use once a fall has occurred.