...my refusal to wear a helmet is informed
Sadly the UK is gripped by fears of terrible cycling danger too. The "it must be a good idea" brigade ensure that enough people wear polystyrene hats that the others think that cycling needs them because it's dangerous. Probably not helped by the "mountain bike" craze that revels in the dangers of off-road cycling.Normal every-day cycling isn't dangerous at all, but motor traffic most certainly is (in the UK motor traffic kills eight or nine innocent people every day!). Where people are forced to cycle in amongst dangerous motor traffic, people are scared of cycling - and with good reason too.
Fonant, great to hear from you - remember say 'no' always to mandatory bicycle helmet laws!!!! - fight it on all counts - absolutely paramount that they're never enacted otherwise you'll end up like us - tubby & scared!What's wrong with with ridiculous governments who think bicycle helmets are the first and last words in cycling safety?
British Cycling is running a new initiative to try and get more women riding. I'd join up as a leader but all they can focus on is bloody helmets: http://bit.ly/jreF9r
You're amazing. Thank you for fighting!
c) Sept 2010 Letter to NSW Minister for Roads
d) Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users 2010