Monday, 21 November 2011

"Why We Shouldn’t Bike with a Helmet"

Mikael Colville-Andersen speaks out against the culture of fear.

"The bicycle is hot all over the world"

For further reading here is the link to the European Cyclists Federation's page about helmets: and a link to their "Ask Me Why I Cycle Without a Helmet" campaign mentioned in the talk: (you are free to download the pdf of the button and brochure)

An interview with the Dutch Cyclists Federation - Fietsersbond - on the subject:

A link to the helmet policy of the French FUBICY (bicycle users org) in English:


1 comment:

  1. Great video. Thanks for posting.

    I do wear a cycle helmet but rather didn't. Unfortunately my wife has bought into the fear and so I have little choice in the matter if I wish to cycle (she isn't a cyclist). She thinks it will make a big difference if I am involved in an RTC. So please don't think badly of cyclists wearing helmets. At least we are on two pedal driven wheels.

    P.S. Sometimes, when touring, I strap the helmet to a pannier and cycle bareheaded. Please don't tell anyone!