On average I cycle 75-100 miles a week – mostly commuting. Sadly in recent times I have seen a frightening and alarming increase in the amount of cyclists being knocked off – some of the crashes being fatal.
I, for years used to ride without a helmet always of the opinion that I would be fine and a helmet would be restrictive and uncomfortable. However having seen one crash in particular and a graphic head injury my mind was made up for me. After some research and looking around I settled for a middle of the range model.
I genuinely couldn’t believe how light weight and non restrictive they are, I barely know its on my head. There genuinely is no excuse for not wearing one. Such a simple piece of kit, yet can make the difference between life and death.
This may all seem like we are nagging and boring, but for any of you ladies and gents that cycle please head our advice – be safe not sorry! So many people (like myself) talk of getting a helmet and delay it. All I can say is don’t wait any longer…
There is no need to spend an absolute fortune at all. I found this Giro Savant to be a well priced, well-vented, light weight and easily adjustable option with the added bonus of being in the Team LDNM Colours!
Don’t forget to check out my related post on the importance of a high-vis jacket too.