Helmet on your child always.
Been there, with my son on the bonnet of someone’s car. Entirely my son’s fault, and thankfully the very alert driver ensured a low speed impact. Helmets for bikes and boards are mandatory in this house regardless of how long they’re riding for. Best wishes to your mate and a speedy recovery to his boy.Posted 6 years agoiaincSubscriber
when my now 8 yr old was 5, he was scooting down the cul de sac, which is quite steep on his Cnoc 16. Unbeknowns to either of us the front brake had popped out the noodle. His landing spot was the tailgate of a Golf parked in a drive. A few cuts, bruises, helmet wrecked, tailgate very dented – no real harm though.
deffo mandatory in this house tooPosted 6 years agofreddygMember
Have always insisted my two wear their helmets on their bikes and trikes. After an incident two weeks ago, I now insist on helmets while on their scooters too. 5.5 year old boy, scooter, face and brick wall are not a good combo. Lots of tears, blood and swelling. Helmets compulsory now.Posted 6 years agoBunnyhopSubscriber
This is probably preaching to the converted but I’ve just found out that my best friend’s nine year old was in a collision yesterday with a car while riding a bike. Unfortunately his bare head was used as a stopper.
He’s now in hospital with a shattered wrist, which has had to be pinned. His head is cut open and there is talk of plastic surgery (not sure why yet).
This happened on a campsite where the speed limit is 5mph and on fairly flat ground.
My friend’s child was lent the bike by his friend and found out to his cost that the brakes didn’t work.Posted 6 years ago
My friends are not outdoor types and don’t take their children cycling, so wouldn’t think to check a bike over or see if anything was wrong before hand. So it seems that it is always best to wear a helmet even when cycling ‘just for a moment’.NorthwindSubscriber
Reading between the lines, head cut open + plastic surgery would generally imply facial injuries.
(don’t agree or disagree with TJ here btw, don’t have kids but I guess I’d sooner have a cycling kid with no helmet than a non-cycling kid with a bike in the garage and a helmet in a box. I refused to wear one when I was a kid, if my mum or dad tried to force me I just wouldn’t ride…)Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
plastic surgery would generally imply facial injuries.
Helmets protect faces somewhat, that’s why they stick out a bit.
That’s how it goes. Just another item of clothing for biking in. It’s such a non-issue for me. I’d no sooner ride without a helmet than ride without trousers – I feel just as naked without one.Posted 6 years ago
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