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Old April 19th 04, 08:53 PM
Vivian
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I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.

What do you guys think?

Nice to be in a UK based newsgroup!
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Old April 19th 04, 09:02 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Vivian wrote:
I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.

What do you guys think?


Read a few of the previous articles. They're all on Google newsgroups.
And it's "might" become compulsory, not "will".
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Old April 19th 04, 09:02 PM
Zog The Undeniable
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Vivian wrote:
I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.

What do you guys think?


Read a few of the previous articles. They're all on Google newsgroups.
And it's "might" become compulsory, not "will".
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Old April 19th 04, 09:09 PM
Clive George
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"Vivian" wrote in message
...

I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.


There's a great tool available to find such things out - type
groups.google.com into your favourite web browser, then type
'uk.rec.cycling' into the search box and hit search. A browsable list of
recent threads should then appear for your perusal.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from

picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.


What - the idea of making helmet wearing compulsory? Yes, it's a ridiculous
idea, isn't it.

What do you guys think?


Using the aforementioned tool, you can also refine your search to look for
eg Helmet or Martlew - a _lot_ has been written in this group on this
subject.

Btw www.cyclehelmets.org is a good place to look for information on them.

cheers,
clive


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Old April 19th 04, 09:09 PM
Clive George
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Default Helmets

"Vivian" wrote in message
...

I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.


There's a great tool available to find such things out - type
groups.google.com into your favourite web browser, then type
'uk.rec.cycling' into the search box and hit search. A browsable list of
recent threads should then appear for your perusal.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from

picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.


What - the idea of making helmet wearing compulsory? Yes, it's a ridiculous
idea, isn't it.

What do you guys think?


Using the aforementioned tool, you can also refine your search to look for
eg Helmet or Martlew - a _lot_ has been written in this group on this
subject.

Btw www.cyclehelmets.org is a good place to look for information on them.

cheers,
clive


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Old April 19th 04, 09:41 PM
Simon
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"Zog The Undeniable" wrote in message
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Vivian wrote:
I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from

picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.

What do you guys think?


Read a few of the previous articles. They're all on Google newsgroups.
And it's "might" become compulsory, not "will".


No need to shoot this guy down in flames- it's his first time!

Welcome to the group!

Simon

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www.coast-coast.info


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Old April 19th 04, 09:41 PM
Simon
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"Zog The Undeniable" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Vivian wrote:
I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from

picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.

What do you guys think?


Read a few of the previous articles. They're all on Google newsgroups.
And it's "might" become compulsory, not "will".


No need to shoot this guy down in flames- it's his first time!

Welcome to the group!

Simon

www.simonpaddon.com
www.coast-coast.info


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Old April 19th 04, 10:23 PM
Just zis Guy, you know?
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On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 20:53:26 +0100, "Vivian"
wrote in message :

I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.


Ad nauseam.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK.


Almost certainly not in this session of Parliament, thanks to some
very hard work by people who really could have done without the
ditraction.

read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.
I totally disagree with this.


You are evidently a native of Cloud Cuckoo Land, please show your
passport on entry to the Real World [tm] ;-)

It would be bizarre if it did not result in a substantial reduction in
cycling, as that is precisely what has happened everywhere else it has
been tried. Reductions in injury rates are rather harder to find.
Actually the Government ackowledges that it knows of no case where
cyclist safety has improved with increased helmet wearing.

Visit http://www.cyclehelmets.org for more detail. It is one of those
subjects which, the more you study it, the less certain you become of
anything - other than the fact that helmet laws are a failed
experiment and do more harm than good.

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88% of helmet statistics are made up, 65% of them at Washington University
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Old April 19th 04, 10:23 PM
Just zis Guy, you know?
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On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 20:53:26 +0100, "Vivian"
wrote in message :

I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.


Ad nauseam.

Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK.


Almost certainly not in this session of Parliament, thanks to some
very hard work by people who really could have done without the
ditraction.

read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.
I totally disagree with this.


You are evidently a native of Cloud Cuckoo Land, please show your
passport on entry to the Real World [tm] ;-)

It would be bizarre if it did not result in a substantial reduction in
cycling, as that is precisely what has happened everywhere else it has
been tried. Reductions in injury rates are rather harder to find.
Actually the Government ackowledges that it knows of no case where
cyclist safety has improved with increased helmet wearing.

Visit http://www.cyclehelmets.org for more detail. It is one of those
subjects which, the more you study it, the less certain you become of
anything - other than the fact that helmet laws are a failed
experiment and do more harm than good.

--
Guy
===
May contain traces of irony. Contents liable to settle after posting.
http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk

88% of helmet statistics are made up, 65% of them at Washington University
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Old April 19th 04, 10:27 PM
chris French
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In message , Vivian
writes
I'm new to this group so I don't know if this has been discussed before.

A Google Groups search for Helmets or Helmet in the subject in urc
returns 1420 posts for this year alone.....


Wearing a helmet will become compulsory for under 16's in the UK. I've
read/heard many people complaining that this will deter people from picking
up cycling, as wearing a helmet implies a dangerous activity.

I totally disagree with this.

What do you guys think?


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