How to avoid being a target for......

Malcolm44

Well-Known Member
Recently on my nightly 15 miler a member of the bird of prey family has taken to swooping (and at times hitting) my cycle helmet !!!! It seems more evident when I am wearing my blue/black gilet on top of bright yellow L/S cycle jersey.
I must say that the bird is very brave because I am no small rodent being 6ft and 16st but he/she does have the benifit of sharp claws and being able to fly.

Is there something I can put on my helmet/jacket to ward it off? or will I just have to change my route

cheers
 

fossyant

Ride It Like You Stole It!
Location
South Manchester
Probably nesting - different route for a short while ?
 

chigman

Active Member
Location
Essex
I think Buzzards have been known to do this. They are a big ol bird 'n' all, wouldn't want a talon stuck in the back of your head, thats for sure.:biggrin:

Steve
 

HJ

Cycling in Scotland
Location
Auld Reekie
Moodyman said:
That BBC article is proof that helmets do their job.
Does it??
 

Moodyman

Guru
Does it??

Aye - if he was wearing one, he'd not have those scars would he?

(Tongue in cheek - don't start a helmet thread).
 

HJ

Cycling in Scotland
Location
Auld Reekie
Did you watch the videos? If he wasn't wearing one (or had a wig over it) he wouldn't have been attacked in the first place...
 
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