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I passed about 8 cyclists. I think I've always been a careful and courteous driver with cyclists but now that I have a bike and road cycle myself I guess I just pay more attention to them.
Anyway, out of the 8 cyclists I passed this morning, only ONE was actually wearing a cycle helmet. This is in busy but fast moving city traffic, lots of lanes etc. I'd never noticed it before? The 7 people not wearing one today were all very different, male, female, commuters, older, younger etc. The one guy who wore one looked like a pro (clipped in, lycra etc).
I always wear a helmet on the road. It would be like not putting my seat belt on. It just wouldn't feel right. I know just wearing a helmet doesn't make you any less likely to have an accident, if you're not road wise etc. But surely its safer wearing one?
I just wonder if anyone can shed some light onto why people take the unnecessary risk? Are they just worried about a bad hair day?
... one of them was bald.