Got a ****** re the helmet from my work boss

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samsbike
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Got a ****** re the helmet from my work boss

Postby samsbike » 23 May 2015, 11:50am

Leaving work on Friday it just so happened that my boss was leaving on his scooter the same time I was leaving on the bike.

So after saying how mad I was to cycle without a helmet, I did comment that he was riding a scooter in central london with no protective wear, other than gloves and helmet. Also the helmet was not a full face but one of those trendy open face ones.

Now I am pretty sure it was worse dressed than me, but it was interesting that he felt I was in the wrong. Techinically there is nothing work can impose especially as I have not used cycle to work. There is a mandate that if you get a bike on C2W and use it for work you have to use a helmet

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Re: Got a bollocking re the helmet from my work boss

Postby Bonefishblues » 23 May 2015, 11:52am

CTC Forum meltdown approaching :?

Phil Fouracre
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Re: Got a ****** re the helmet from my work boss

Postby Phil Fouracre » 23 May 2015, 4:10pm

Whadaya reckon, ten pages at least
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irc
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Re: Got a ****** re the helmet from my work boss

Postby irc » 23 May 2015, 4:25pm

samsbike wrote:Leaving work on Friday it just so happened that my boss was leaving on his scooter the same time I was leaving on the bike.

So after saying how mad I was to cycle without a helmet, I did comment that he was riding a scooter in central london with no protective wear, other than gloves and helmet. Also the helmet was not a full face but one of those trendy open face ones.



Pointing out that he is mad to use a scooter when it's far more dangerous than cycling might be a good start.


Relative risk of different forms of transport, Great Britain: 2011
Casualty rate per billion vehicle miles

Killed Killed or seriously injured

Car driver 3 26
Pedestrian * 42 542
Pedal cyclist 35 1,035
Motorcycle rider 122 1,868

http://road.cc/content/news/68212-dft-c ... cling-risk

hufty
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Re: Got a ****** re the helmet from my work boss

Postby hufty » 24 May 2015, 11:05pm

(1) I'm not sure what it is you got from your work boss due to the autocensor.

samsbike wrote: There is a mandate that if you get a bike on C2W and use it for work you have to use a helmet
(2) This may be a side-issue but what do you mean by a mandate, and is this a national scheme thing or is this something from your work?
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