No helmet cycling club shame.
I had on off last year and landed so hard on my head it crush fractured two vertibrae in my spine – what is the arguement for not wearing a helmet, why wouldn’t you.
Its the same in climbing, used to see loads of people not wearing lids, me included, until many years ago a guy came off Flying Buttress on the Cromlech if front of a mate on a wet day and his head opened and spilled in contents in front of him, his description and trauma meant that I always wore a lid after that even if it wasn’t so cool.Posted 4 years ago
Why is it shame on a club? It’s not illegal and I doubt the club has a compulsory helmet rule. I rode with Newbury road club 20 years ago and the only time I wore a lid was at criterium races on private ground, I think they insisted not the club. I did TT.s many club rides and training runs without one as did everyone else. The only lid I saw was a aero one on a guy who had a low pro bike. I,ve just retired as a postie who did 22 yrs many on a bike without a lid until they insisted we wore them out and back to the delivery. Now I only wear one when out on the MTB as I,m tall and tend to find low branches and the greater risk of an off makes it sensible, I suppose it makes a difference that in my 63 yrs I,ve never banged my head any time I,ve fallen off!Posted 4 years ago
Slipped getting out of the shower the other day. Ended up coming round in the back of an ambulance. Medical services were convinced my shower helmet saved my life. I used to risk the occasional shower , not wearing a helmet. After this I just don’t risk it. Suggest you do the same.Posted 4 years ago
Everything In life involves risk, I have a friends who’s mother got up in the night to get a drink of water, fell down the stairs and died. I also have a friend who when we were kids lent out of the window of a third floor flat to throw down fifty pence for my friend to buy a ice cream from the ice cream man.
And fell out of said window into bushes below narrowly missing me and my friend, only to get up with a few scratches.
Shit happens, and if people want to take steps to protect themselves from risk that’s entirely up to them unless the law states otherwise.
Wear a helmet, don’t wear a helmet it’s your noggin .
It’s up to you to keep your kids safe and wether someone else decides not to wear a helmet in club colours or otherwise has no bearing on that.Posted 4 years agonealgloverMember
Result,cheers lads,I had a bet with my mates that I could get over 50 comments on a crappy post,now I’m £60 up thanks to you lot,merry Christmas ha ha ha ha ha
I had a bet with my cat that the OP would be back at some point with the tired old Edinburgh Defence to cover his embarrassment 🙄
The cat now owes me a bottle of wine and he has to wash the car every week for a month.Posted 4 years ago
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