Everything tagged with helmets

Blog post: What's wrong with new cycle helmet law

News of a helmet law being passed in Jersey has re-opened the debate about the need for such laws. We attempt to understand some of the complex arguments. Talking about cycle helmet wearing and the effectiveness of laws to make it compulsory is a...

Blog post: Advertising Standards Authority withdraws ban on tv ads promoting cycling

  Can you spot the "harmful and irresponsible" element in this picture? In a rapid response to overwhelming public and political pressure the Adverstising Standards Authority have withdrawn their ban on television ads promoting cycilng and ...

Blog post: LCC condemns heavy-handed policing and poor safety advice being given out to cyclists

The London Cycling Campaign is calling on the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to provide better guidance for police officers who've been encouraged to hand out poor safety advice to cyclists in central London. We'...

Discussion: Compulsory helmet wearing

According to Wikipedia this summer's Ride London follows more or less the usual route - but the rules say you must wear a helmet (and incidentally, a ban on 'unusual' handlebars). A departure from TfL's policy of only recommending, and the thin ed...

Discussion: Compulsory helmet wearing on Ride London?

The 2013 Skyride, now rebranded in some complicated way as Ride London, includes a public open event similar to previous years. According to Wikipedia, though, this time the event rules include compulsory helmet wearing. I've checked the terms...

Blog post: GIRO Savant, £59.99, www.madison.co.uk

The mid-priced Savant inherits pedigree DNA in both looks and technical construction from Giro’s £100+ siblings. The helmet is sleek, slim and stylish, a long way from the blob helmets of yore. The ‘in mould’ construction...

Blog post: BBB Griffon, £49.95, www.windwave.co.uk

Watch the Tour de France very closely and you’ll have seen Confidis, Quick-Step and Vacansoleil riders wearing BBB helmets. They offer several models and this is its midpriced all-rounder. It has an in-moulded shell construction with 16 la...