Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

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Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby deliquium » 26 Aug 2016, 7:53pm

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby Paulatic » 26 Aug 2016, 8:00pm

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Hi Richard @richardbranson Good to hear you're ok! Get in touch re your helmet thoughts with my charity. @WeAreCyclingUK can advise you.
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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby bovlomov » 26 Aug 2016, 8:03pm

High speed. Downhill. Road hump. Dark. Cliff.

I'm not sure why a man so obviously careless about his own life would wear a helmet.

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The Dangers of Cycling or Branson becomes a cropper

Postby mercalia » 26 Aug 2016, 8:07pm

Sir Richard said he was cycling down a hill when he hit a speed bump, and "the next thing I knew, I was being hurled over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37198354

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Re: The Dangers of Cycling or Branson becomes a cropper

Postby hondated » 26 Aug 2016, 8:36pm

Oh no this is going to restart the cycling helmet debate as he has already said that it saved his life. Given it also saved James Cracknells polystyrene is certainly a wonder product !
At least he wont be a burden on the NHS given where it happened and also where his company as I understand it is registered !
Wonder whether there is any CTV footage of it !
Anyone seen Jeremy Corbyn lately !

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby irc » 26 Aug 2016, 9:07pm

bovlomov wrote:High speed. Downhill. Road hump. Dark. Cliff.

I'm not sure why a man so obviously careless about his own life would wear a helmet.


Risk compensation. Without a helmet he would have been going slower with decent front lights and not crashed. Helmet saved his life? Helmet nearly killed him is as valid.

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby deliquium » 26 Aug 2016, 9:27pm

irc wrote:Risk compensation. Without a helmet he would have been going slower with decent front lights and not crashed.


Perhaps there's a missing IMHO in that statement? :wink:
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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby irc » 26 Aug 2016, 9:56pm

deliquium wrote:
irc wrote:Risk compensation. Without a helmet he would have been going slower with decent front lights and not crashed.


Perhaps there's a missing IMHO in that statement? :wink:


Yes, it matches the missing IMHO in Branson's helmet saved his life claim. :-)

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby Bonefishblues » 26 Aug 2016, 10:04pm

irc wrote:
deliquium wrote:
irc wrote:Risk compensation. Without a helmet he would have been going slower with decent front lights and not crashed.


Perhaps there's a missing IMHO in that statement? :wink:


Yes, it matches the missing IMHO in Branson's helmet saved his life claim. :-)

I think, given that was a direct quote from the man himself, we can probably take that as read.

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Re: Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby kwackers » 26 Aug 2016, 10:04pm

I saw some CCTV footage of him passing loads of decent places for him to lie down with his bike before choosing to lie down at the side of a cliff.

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby irc » 26 Aug 2016, 10:08pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
irc wrote:
deliquium wrote:
Perhaps there's a missing IMHO in that statement? :wink:


Yes, it matches the missing IMHO in Branson's helmet saved his life claim. :-)

I think, given that was a direct quote from the man himself, we can probably take that as read.


Mine was a direct quote from me. Why does one categorical statement need a IMHO and the other not.

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby Bonefishblues » 26 Aug 2016, 10:11pm

irc wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:
irc wrote:
Yes, it matches the missing IMHO in Branson's helmet saved his life claim. :-)

I think, given that was a direct quote from the man himself, we can probably take that as read.


Mine was a direct quote from me. Why does one categorical statement need a IMHO and the other not.

Don't know. What's your view?

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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby reohn2 » 26 Aug 2016, 10:45pm

bovlomov wrote:High speed. Downhill. Road hump. Dark. Cliff.

I'm not sure why a man so obviously careless about his own life would wear a helmet.


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Re: Ricahrd Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby Psamathe » 27 Aug 2016, 9:35am

Paulatic wrote:

Paul Tuohy‏ @Paultuohy
Hi Richard @richardbranson Good to hear you're ok! Get in touch re your helmet thoughts with my charity. @WeAreCyclingUK can advise you.
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Interesting. So the charity (CUK) now belongs to Mr Tooey ? (takeover now complete)

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Re: Richard Branson's life saved by a bicyle helmet?

Postby hufty » 27 Aug 2016, 9:38am

In his own words the main impact was to his shoulder and cheek, but the helmet saved his life.
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