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The Importance of Wearing a Cycling Helmet for Your Safety
Cycling helmets are an essential piece of safety gear that every cyclist should wear. They help protect your head in case of a fall or accident and can reduce the risk of serious injury. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of wearing a cycling helmet and what to look for when choosing one.
Why Wear a Cycling Helmet?
Cycling helmets provide critical protection for your head, which is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body in the event of a cycling accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by up to 70 percent.
A cycling helmet can also protect you from serious brain injuries such as concussions and skull fractures. Even a minor head injury can have long-lasting effects, so it’s crucial to wear a helmet every time you ride.
Choosing the Right Cycling Helmet
When it comes to choosing a cycling helmet, there are a few factors to consider to ensure you get the best protection possible. Here are some things to look for:
- Fit – Your cycling helmet should fit snugly on your head without being too tight or too loose. It should sit level on your head and cover your forehead, and the chin strap should be snug enough to keep the helmet in place but not so tight that it’s uncomfortable.
- Ventilation – Look for a helmet with adequate ventilation to keep your head cool and comfortable, especially during hot weather.
- Safety Standards – Make sure the helmet you choose meets safety standards set by organizations such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).
- Style – While style may not be the most important factor, you’ll be more likely to wear your helmet if you like how it looks. Choose a style and color that appeals to you.
- Price – You don’t need to spend a fortune on a cycling helmet, but it’s worth investing in a quality one that meets safety standards. Look for a helmet that fits your budget without compromising on safety.
Wearing a cycling helmet is a simple yet effective way to protect yourself while riding. It can reduce the risk of head injury and provide critical protection in case of an accident. When choosing a cycling helmet, make sure it fits well, meets safety standards, and is comfortable to wear. With the right helmet, you can ride confidently and safely.
Keep safe on the road with a bike helmet. Browse unisex adult bike helmets and mountain bike helmets as well as children’s helmets from a range of leading brands.
Cycling helmets for adults and children, a must for any type of bike riding. Stay safe and protect your head from injury with these great bicycle helmets.
Although wearing a cycle helmet in the UK is not legal requirement it certainly provokes strong emotions for and against the wearing cycle helmets.
Personally, I would be in the, for wearing helmets camp.
I was in a cycling accident myself many years ago now and not wearing a cycle helmet, when I was catapulted over the handlebars when the front brake cable snapped. I suffered concussion and rushed into hospital. After a brain scan and after being patched up, I was allowed home and luckily suffered from no ill effects other than cuts and bruising.
I was very lucky that day, so made a conscious decision to always wear a cycle helmet when out on my bike from that day and it now feels completely normal. It would feel very strange not wearing one, It would feel like riding in a car without a wearing a seatbelt.
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Giro Children’s Scamp Cycling Helmet, Matt Blue/Lime, Small 49-53 cm UK£23.53 – £44.00 Select options
ALPINA Unisex – Children, HACKNEY DISNEY cycling helmet, Frozen II, 51-56 cm£29.30 Select options
XJD Kids Bike Helmet Protective Gear Set Age 2-13 years Knee Pads Elbow Pads Wrist Guards and Adjustable Skateboard Helmets for Scooter Cycling Roller Skating Boys Girls (M, Black 1)£25.99 – £28.99 Select options
ALPINA Unisex – Children, XIMO cycling helmet, white hearts gloss, 47-51 cm£23.74 – £32.43 Select options
Victgoal Adults Bike Helmet for Men Women Detachable Magnetic Goggle Visor Bicycle Helmet with LED Rear Light Cycling Road Mountain Cycle Helmet (Black Cyan)£15.99 – £20.99 Select options
ALPINA Unisex – Adult, PANOMA 2.0 cycling helmet, pearlwhite-magenta gloss, 56-59 cm£39.32 – £60.09 Select options
SUNRIMOON Cycling Helmet with Magnetic Goggles & Detachable Visor and Rechargeable Safety Light, Adjustable Road Mountain Adult Bike Helmet CPSC Certified Bicycle Helmets For Men/Women£27.99 – £30.99 Select options
Alpina Children’s Radhelm Ximo Flash Helmet£22.14 – £36.55 Select options
Giro Children’s Hale Cycling Helmet, Matt Lime, Unisize 50-57 cm UKAdd to basket
XJD Kids Helmet Toddlers Bike Helmet Age 2-13 Years Adjustable Skateboard Helmet for Cycle BMX Scooter Roller Skating for Children Boys/Girls (Blue, S)£22.99 – £23.99 Select options
ALPINA Unisex – Children, HACKNEY DISNEY cycling helmet, Cars, 47-51 cm£36.78 Select options
ALPINA Unisex – Adult, GARBANZO cycling helmet, black, 57-61 cm£52.54 – £80.99 Read more