Celebrity Practice What You Preach

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Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby hufty » 5 Oct 2014, 11:35am

Just came across this lovely photo of Bradley Wiggins and son on bikes. Although Wiggo's comments frequently get misinterpreted as calling for cycle helmet compulsion (forcing him to issue clarifications) here is proof that individuals can decide for themselves that sometimes the risk of a head injury is low enough for adults and the children they are responsible for to ride without a helmet.

Anyone got any photos of Crackers not wearing a helmet when engaged in an activity that might result in a head injury?
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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Oct 2014, 1:21pm

There was this one were (IIRC) he "forgot" his helmet and immediately returned to collect it...

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... and I also believe he was spotted bimbling around Center Parcs earlier this year without one.

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby Phil Fouracre » 5 Oct 2014, 3:21pm

Fantastic, just what we want, more pictures like this, anyone?
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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby FatBat » 10 Oct 2014, 12:47pm

You mean like BHIT's favourite racing car driver?

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby mrjemm » 15 Oct 2014, 3:34pm

Anyone could be forgiven for not realising what brand that triplet frame is... :roll:

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby hufty » 13 Mar 2016, 10:42am

A well-known compulsion-nazi not wearing hi-viz, gloves, or elbow pads....

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby Psamathe » 13 Mar 2016, 10:59am

hufty wrote:Just came across this lovely photo of Bradley Wiggins and son on bikes. Although Wiggo's comments frequently get misinterpreted as calling for cycle helmet compulsion (forcing him to issue clarifications) here is proof that individuals can decide for themselves that sometimes the risk of a head injury is low enough for adults and the children they are responsible for to ride without a helmet.

Anyone got any photos of Crackers not wearing a helmet when engaged in an activity that might result in a head injury?

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby reohn2 » 13 Mar 2016, 1:03pm

I often wonder if such issues are debated/discussed on Dutch,German or French touring/utility cycling forums :?

I suspect we do because there's a pretty loud 'wear a helmet be safe lobby' that concerns cyclists who are pro freedom of choice and fear compulsion
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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby Zigster » 14 Mar 2016, 9:51pm

Bradley Wiggins is in the Evening Standard tonight. Among other problems with the article, apparently I'm not actually a cyclist because I'm not a member of British Cycling ...

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby reohn2 » 15 Mar 2016, 8:48am

Zigster wrote:Bradley Wiggins is in the Evening Standard tonight. Among other problems with the article, apparently I'm not actually a cyclist because I'm not a member of British Cycling ...


I agree with everything he says except this:-
They are termed under the phrase ‘cyclist’ but they’re not cyclists as such, they are not membership holders of British Cycling.

Quite where he get's that from I don't have a clue,it's equivalent is to saying motorists aren't motorists if they don't belong to the AA :roll: :?
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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby Phil Fouracre » 15 Mar 2016, 8:53am

He might be a world class athlete, but, he does come out with some complete rubbish. Give me Chris B anytime for sensible input
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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby pjclinch » 15 Mar 2016, 9:13am

reohn2 wrote:
Zigster wrote:Bradley Wiggins is in the Evening Standard tonight. Among other problems with the article, apparently I'm not actually a cyclist because I'm not a member of British Cycling ...


I agree with everything he says except this:-
They are termed under the phrase ‘cyclist’ but they’re not cyclists as such, they are not membership holders of British Cycling.

Quite where he get's that from I don't have a clue,it's equivalent is to saying motorists aren't motorists if they don't belong to the AA :roll: :?


That Edvald Boasson Hagen, that Lisa Brennauer, coming over here winning our home stage races when they're clearly not cyclists either... (searches in vain for "{FFE - family-friendly edit }" emoticon)

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby Bez » 15 Mar 2016, 9:17am

hufty wrote:Anyone got any photos of Crackers not wearing a helmet when engaged in an activity that might result in a head injury?


Yes, here he is on (AFAICT) the same highway that he was on when he was struck by a truck's wing mirror. You'll notice he's in the carriageway with his head at roughly the height of a truck's wing mirror…

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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby [XAP]Bob » 15 Mar 2016, 1:19pm

reohn2 wrote:
Zigster wrote:Bradley Wiggins is in the Evening Standard tonight. Among other problems with the article, apparently I'm not actually a cyclist because I'm not a member of British Cycling ...


I agree with everything he says except this:-
They are termed under the phrase ‘cyclist’ but they’re not cyclists as such, they are not membership holders of British Cycling.

Quite where he get's that from I don't have a clue,it's equivalent is to saying motorists aren't motorists if they don't belong to the AA :roll: :?

And I don't belong to any athletics organisation, so I'm not a pedestrian...

Face it most people join the AA for breakdown cover, I imagine BC members are more about the sporting entries, or maybe insurance (don't know what other benefits there are to membership)
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Re: Celebrity Practice What You Preach

Postby pjclinch » 15 Mar 2016, 1:49pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Face it most people join the AA for breakdown cover, I imagine BC members are more about the sporting entries, or maybe insurance (don't know what other benefits there are to membership)


I have to be in it to operate as a coach at the local Go-Ride club, in a classic "those who can't do, teach" approach to competitive cycling. Though I guess that mainly boils down to specialised insurance.

I've been in CTC a lot longer, and will almost certainly remain in it a lot longer too.

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