The Anonymous Widower

Bicycle Helmets

I don’t like them for myself, just as I don’t like wearing a helmet when I ride a horse.

In Halfords on Friday, the manager said that bicycle helmets will soon be compulsory.

I am changing my mind, but not for myself.  I get a bit fed up with kids and some older ones riding on the pavements in and out of the pedestrians.  Most seem not to be wearing helmets.  So perhaps on the spot fines would drive them off the pavements, as it’s not cool to be a nuisance with a helmet on.

The funny thing is that on paths shared by cyclists and walkers, like the Regent’s Canal, there doesn’t seem to be the same problem.

August 29, 2011 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. There is a car-free promenade from New Brighton along the Mersey towards Liverpool ferries which has cycle lanes in the centre, and the rest is for walkers, wheelchair users, pram pushers etc. It works really well, usually I scoot at the edge of the cycle lane with Neil next to me at the edge of the walking bit. The one on the other, Liverpool, side is also lovely, although it doesnt have the lanes for the cyclists

    Comment by liz | August 29, 2011 | Reply

    • I know Otterspool well. I always wonder what happened to the piano frame that students dropped in sometime in 1968 or so!

      Comment by AnonW | August 29, 2011 | Reply

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