The utility cyclist wrote:Mick F wrote:Major "at risk" group are car occupants.helmet_causes.jpg
that's not even close to UK stats.
1.3million reported head injuries, that usually means something serious enough to report it, 160,000 admitted into hospital, total UK serious cycling injuries, the majority of which are due solely to criminal motorists are about 3200, serious head injuries number circa 800-1500 depending on whose guesswork you use. That figure has only got worse SINCE helmet wearing started to become a thing after UCI changed the rules for pros and BC followed suit plus more active promotion by government and police.
But yup, let's only focus on the group that presents a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of SHI and the heat problems that helmets cause in this weather, somethings okkers/Kiwis and others have real problems with all the time.
I sometimes wear a cap but usually don't, good quality sunblock on the neck and ears.
I feel that you are being utterly irresponsible in not wearing a good cycling cap, which will almost certainly one day save your life by preventing you riding over a cliff that you hadn't noticed because the sun was in your eyes.
If and when you come to your senses and realise your responsibility to set a good example to the little children everywhere by always wearing your cap, you will be pleased to know that I have a selection of proven designs for sale at only £199 each (£299 for those which are 1gm lighter and have cooling vents).
Cugel, an entrepreneur.