Tag cycle helmet

It is time to stop the victim blaming!

Today we heard the sentencing of Gary McCourt, the driver who killed Audrey Fyfe in August 2011, and it has generated much anger. At the end of the trial it was announced that Audrey Fyfe was not the first person… Continue Reading →

Should wearing cycle helmets be compulsory?

If there is one issue that is highly contentious in cycling, it is this: Should wearing cycle helmets be compulsory? It is no secret that I personally do not wear a cycle helmet, but I do understand that some people,… Continue Reading →

James Cracknell and the cycle helmet company

According to a recent blog post on the Merida Bikes website, “James Cracknell is being seen all over the place, promoting his programme [on the Discovery Channel] following his incredible journey back from his near fatal head injury”. During these… Continue Reading →

Slowed down…

On Saturday we went out for a short ride, as you do. We decided to check out some quiet back roads and off road routes. We got as far as the Inch Community Centre, following the road through the park… Continue Reading →

Cycling and the culture of fear, don’t panic!

Mikael Colville-Andersen recently gave this talk at TEDx Copenhagen, it is sooo good I thought I would post it up here. Enjoy!

Isn’t it time to end the Taliban approach to road safety?

Warning this is not a happy post, the writer is angry: In Afghanistan it is considered dangerous for women to go out on the streets in case they are raped. The Taliban’s answer to this is to make all women… Continue Reading →

Cycle helmets

There was a thread on a cycling forum recently on how often a cycle helmet needs to be replaced. The person who starting the thread wrote that his helmet was now three years old and still in perfect condition but… Continue Reading →

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