At CTC, we’re open-minded about the issue of bike helmets. We want everyone to be safe, but we’re undecided about all the safety arguments, and we’d never want to see a law making helmet use compulsory – we’re not fans of anything that may discourage more folks from getting onto two wheels.
Personally, I’m a helmet wearer, and you’ll generally see me sporting one, whether I’m on the road in London, or off-road at Alice Holt Forest. But some folks don’t like bike helmets, partly because of the way they look.
Well check this out – if, for some reason, you don’t want to be seen wearing a bike helmet, a Danish company called Yakkay has developed a system which lets you disguise your helmet as a regular hat. I’m not sure why anyone really would need to disguise their bike helmet, but if you’re particularly fashion conscious, the Yakkay bicycle helmet looks interesting – though slightly odd in my opinion.
If you’re in the East Hampshire area and you’d like any cycling advice, on helmets or any other topic, then feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07717 721511.