Helmets in Spain

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chalky
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Helmets in Spain

Postby chalky » 27 May 2011, 7:09pm

We are going to Rosas (N.Spain) in Sept. by the Bike Bus. We have been before several times and as far as we are aware it is not compulsory to wear helmets ie when it is hot, going uphill and in a built up area, is this still the case? Does anyone know.

Tandem Man
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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby Tandem Man » 27 May 2011, 7:27pm

Ian From Wakefield

chalky
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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby chalky » 28 May 2011, 8:33am

Thank you. More or less as I thought.

cadseen
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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby cadseen » 3 Jun 2011, 7:32pm

I have never wore one yet, and not had any trouble.

Fred Ivory
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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby Fred Ivory » 29 Jun 2011, 8:08pm

Hi assume, you will be taking out travel insurance?, please tell the insurance company you are cycling etc.,
its very interesting, they may come back with helmet is compulsory, strange thing insurance?, o.k. Fred

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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby toontra » 29 Jun 2011, 9:36pm

I'm in Spain at the moment - just finishing a 2 week tour of the southern Sierras. Been passed by many police and not a word said. Mind you the temperature has been in the mid 40s so maybe they are taking pity!

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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby cardiac » 30 Jun 2011, 10:48am

Likewise, cycled through center of Spain last June even asked a policeman for directions never wore a cycle helmet and never challenged

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horizon
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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby horizon » 30 Jun 2011, 10:57am

I cycled to Malaga airport without a helmet and on the motorway. However there is some anecdotal evidence of threats of fines so it not all Rosas.
When the pestilence strikes from the East, go far and breathe the cold air deeply. Ignore the sage, stay not indoors. Ho Ri Zon 12th Century Chinese philosopher

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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby iviehoff » 30 Jun 2011, 11:14am

When I went to Spain a couple of years ago, as far as I could see only the racing cyclists wore helmets. Hardly anyone else did.

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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby flyingelephant » 30 Jun 2011, 12:54pm

I feel naked without my helmet these days. Kept the lid on when cycing in the pico's a few years back. But I'm converted to their use after cracking open a couple.

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Re: Helmets in Spain

Postby kwackers » 30 Jun 2011, 12:56pm

flyingelephant wrote:But I'm converted to their use after cracking open a couple.

Why? Do they keep the smell away??