...my refusal to wear a helmet is informed
I take my hat off to Cadel - he has finally become the poster boy for all cyclists in Australie. If it is OK for Cadel and his kid to ride a bike bike sans helmet, it must surely be OK for everyone else in Oz to ride lidless too.
I couldn't agree with you more...and I'll keep my hat off forever!!!!!
And maybe Spain soon. The right wing government is trying to introduce a mandatory cycle helmet law. There is a petition against this on change.org at:http://www.change.org/petitions/noalcascoobligatorioconbici
Thanks for that, coshgirl! - I've been straight there to sign it! - god knows why any government would go down this pathway when they only need look at the disastrous state of transport affairs in Australian cities?????*sigh*
video of the ride, http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/2259320719/a-different-end-for-cadel
THANK YOU, ROBERT!!!!! - now linked it in to this post xx
wouldn't he have the book thrown at him if this happened in Australia? It is a beautiful video, great smiles and Cadel looks truly proud.
yes he certainly would, and yes it's totally magic
Don't know if you've heard about this Sue, but Bradley Wiggins called for compulsory cycle helmets yesterday after a cyclist was killed by a media bus near the Olympic Park. Don't know why journos ask a racing cyclist about general cycle safety on the roads, they don't ask racing drivers about general driving do they?
...total madness - why did he allow himself to become involved? - though seems like he's retracted his mandatory helmet law position now
c) Sept 2010 Letter to NSW Minister for Roads
d) Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users 2010