thelawnet wrote:pjclinch wrote:For the record, Cycling Scotland won't allow full-face helmets for on-road training because of concerns about peripheral vision possibly being affected. .
How do motorcyclists manage?
Like I said,
I imagine there are FF helmets available where this isn't an issue, but given their general unsuitability for everyday cycling it's probably easier to just rule them out than waste even more time checking helmets than we already do.
Aside from that, you do have a clear difference between A Typical Motorcyclist and A Typical Bikeabilty 1/2 Learner, which is the former can be reliably expected to have decent mirrors and be able to properly turn their head for a good look behind, while that's far from universal in the latter. Quite a lot of training has to go in to riding in a straight line while looking completely behind, the motorcyclist will maybe have learned how to do it when they doing Bikeability back in Year 6...
There is also the usual can of worms about how much safer motorcyclists are or aren't if they wear crash helmets with risk compensation etc. The answers aren't clear cut.
Perhaps also worth noting that my example didn't carry any particular judgement on Cycling Scotland's policy. It's simply a factoid about a cycling organisation with a training mandate not being entirely happy with full face helmets. You'd need to talk to them abouut what evidence they have one way or the other.