Old 03-15-18, 03:26 PM
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I was bought up in London and now live in NZ... In the UK there is no requirement to wear a cycle helmet and I never did, and never felt unsafe. Though I had ridden bikes round the streets from a very very early age, and in my opinion there is no better safety/road awareness training than starting young.

In NZ I wear a helmet because it is law, but am very pro personal choice on this matter. Given the option I wouldn't wear one.

I must state this is only for teens/adults, as... After seeing a young kid coming careering down a hill after losing control with his feet off the pedals as they were turning too fast for him, only to be stopped by his helmet hitting the rail of a timber barrier he went under sending him flying off the back of his bike... After seeing that I am all for helmets for kids.

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