A bit of a moan today. Sorry, but this needs to be got off my chest.
Helmets and the bloody Health and Safety Nazis!
Just lately I’ve been noticing on various blogs, Twitter and Facebook a lot of people getting on their high horse about folks not wearing helmets when pedalling.
Well shut up! It’s their choice! It ain’t affecting you one iota!
There I feel better now.
Just for clarity I always wear a helmet when I ride and when me and Dan are pedalling together he wears a helmet too so it’s second nature to him.
Wearing a helmet is actually a no brainer for me if you’ll pardon the phraseology, in as much as it can’t do any harm but I’m not convinced that they actually help much in any serious incident.
I think they can be ok in a low speed off when you bump a kerb or something like that. But what use are they in a high speed crash off road or a 40 ton HGV ploughing into you at a junction? Better than nothing I guess, but life saver in those situations? Dunno, even the expert research is undecided.
So my bottom line is this. Wear one if you want, I do, but for God’s sake leave the preaching to non helmet wearer’s out of it. It’s their swedes when all said and done, wtf has it to do with you!