Posts Tagged ‘cycle safety’


Helmet or Not?

Sunday January 18, 2009

Sunday morning browsing led me to the Bike Commute Tips Blog and a post relating to whether or not to wear a cycle helmet.

I  don’t.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time out cycling alone and with friends.  On road and off road, cycling gave me a sense of freedom when I was not old enough to drive a car.  It was great to get out there and have some fun.

I had a few ‘falls’ during that time and luckily picked myself up and carried on.  But during all that time, I never wore a cycle helmet – they just didn’t exist.  Now I’m older and (hopefully*) wiser, I still do not wear a helmet.

I know that there are arguments for wearing one but I decide not to.

What about you?  Do you wear a cycle helmet?

[* some might say as I don’t wear a helmet then I’m obviously not any wiser!]


RoadID – Stay Safe While Cycling

Monday August 11, 2008

What happens if you’re out cycling on your own and you have an accident?  What if you don’t have your wallet?  How do the emergency services know who you are and who to contact?

Step in RoadID.  These are small stainless steel tags which you wear on your wrist, around your ankle, on your shoe or around your neck.  Each tag has your emergency contact details listed so in the event of an accident, people will always know who you are and who to talk to.

The low cost tags are a must for any cyclist, runner or anybody who enjoys an active outdoor life.  I’ve had one on my running shoes for years and wouldn’t think of running without it.

Visit RoadID‘s website for more information.



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