Helmets needed on roads and bike paths
In a recent article in the West Australian, WestCycle chief executive Matt Fulton explains how wearing a bike helmet reduces severe head injuries and a lot more work needs to be done to build more infrastructure and make riding safer before any consideration is given to voluntary helmet wearing.
I agree, helmet wearing should be promoted.
I have been riding for 10 years as a recreational rider in an over-50s club and one of the things I have found is it is generally safer to ride in a group.
In our club we ride in single file and we are lucky that we use the back roads.
Many fatal accidents happen to lone riders and generally they are hit by a vehicle.
But the idea that “cycling down cycle paths in the holidays enjoying the weather and exercise is not dangerous” is far from the truth.
This is exactly when people need to be wearing a helmet. Andy Whittell, Broadwater