To answer the original question I wonder if it would be more useful to count those that decide not to cycle at all because of a perception that it is an unsafe activity requiring specialist headgear.I don’t think it does, I regularly see people riding both with, or without a helmet, particularly in places like York & Hull, where cycling has been very much a way of getting around, rather than a hobby, you see a lot of What some may refer to as BSO’s that get people to work or the shops, ridden by no helmeted people in everyday clothing
You obviously don't try to enter or organise many cycling events, then! Entire organisations have been banned from so-called "cycling festival"s because they stuck up for freedom of choice and refused to impose helmet requirements on their members.I've actually never been asked in a snarky / sarcastic way where my helmet is. Or been asked in any way in fact, or had a lack of one commented on. I don't feel any public pressure to wear one. I'll disclose that I sometimes wear, and I sometimes don't, it all depends. I'm about 50/50.
I'm hoping that means the CC mods remove the far worse abuse directed at us non-users, then. Over in Facebook, "stupid" is the polite end of the replies, with "vegetable in waiting" being one of the few others which I think won't get moderated out here!On CC I've seen very many snarky and sarcastic comments about those who wear helmets. "Plasctic hat wearers" and similar jibes are common, which saddens me given that CC is somewhere that prides itself on inclusion and personal choice.
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