Cycle Helmets

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by marko1975, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. marko1975

    marko1975 New Member

    I have been cycling now for three years and it still annoys me know when so called safe car drivers who use their phone or dont wear their sear belt or glasses when they are supposed to tell me to war a cycle helmet its so nice that everyone is concerned with my welfare, How safe are they
     
  2. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    Why worry about a driver not wearing a seat belt?
     
  3. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I've never had a driver tell me to wear a helmet. I've been told to get off the road, get into the cycle lane or stay to the left but I've never been told to get a helmet. Obviously I am talking about my pre helmet days here. :wacko:
     
  4. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I've occasionally had a driver tell me to wear a helmet or get a flag. Annoying, but they're only trying to help.
     
  5. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    TBH I think that flags are part of a bents charm. They take the curiosity factor to a new level. :wacko:
     
  6. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    LOL, not really. A flag will get you noticed as much more as putting one on a martian spaceship, i.e. utterly pointless. I dislike hiviz stuff and don't think it's much use, but a bent is more visible than the most hiviz thing ever.
     
  7. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    Espcially with the lights you run on it.
     
  8. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    Location:
    Watford
    I once had a guy overtake me and cut me up, I looked through his rear window and he was slapping his head furiously.

    As usual with these things I caught him up a few hundred yards down the road and filtered past on the right. We had a little chat, a bit like this:

    "What was.."
    "WHERE'S YOUR HELMET!"
    "but why.."
    "WHERE'S YOUR HELMET!"
    "you.."
    "WHERE'S YOUR HELMET!"
     
  9. Riding in Circles

    Riding in Circles Veteran

    Location:
    EDINBURGH
    Flags are useful in car parks.
     
  10. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    I hope you are going to get an England flag during the World Cup BM.

    Wow I never knew that.
     
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Always remember - they don't want you safe, THEY WANT YOU OUT OF THE WAY.
     
  12. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne

    Bentmikey referrering to a dislike of HiViz in a helmet thread *Ducks for cover*
    :eek:;):tongue:
     
  13. BigSteev

    BigSteev Senior Member

    You're assuming he's supporting England.
     
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Nowadays I usually do support England/the UK. There's so much lost potential here since sports are so badly promoted and prioritised, I think the underdogs need all the success they can get to inspire more sporting heros.
     
  15. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest


    :biggrin:
     
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