I was only doing about13mph on a path but i came off..the first time since i was 16. I was lucky, i l always wear a helmet on long rides, and i reckon the helmet saved me a hospital trip. It's dented near to the rim and the polystyrene has a 2inch split in it. The wheels went from under me as i turned slightly, there has been a problem over the years with tree sap coming from some horse chestnut or conker trees whatever they call them. I went with some impact, my jersey has a hole in it on the shoulder bit, and my shoulder and arm have long but not deep gashes in them. My groin thigh area aches like hell, as well as my thumb. A bloke walking in the cemetery where it happened helped me up and said that he'd slipped the other day on the dodgy path. Funnily enough i only obtained that particular helmet last Friday. It had been thrown out with someone's rubbish, i saw it cleaned it up and thought to myself " I wonder if Trax make decent helmets". Well now i know they do!! To those who don't wear a helmet do you feel confident that you wont come off, and if you do will you escape without a serious head injury?