ossie wrote:Its shocking what you can read cross forum
Im truely amazed at your stance on here in light of these pictures that have surfaced , in particular your so called insistence on evidence in relation to pre and post compulsion cycling numbers that you posted earlier in the thread....a figure that ordinarily would be impossible to estimate in any country. If compulsion was introduced here (and im not in favour of it btw) there would be insufficient evidence to prove cycling numbers pre or post legislation and likewise insufficient evidence to prove head injuries in relation to cycling with or without a helmet or otherwise...there are simply not enough processes in place.
For you to glibly cling to some obscure facts and figures gathered in an wayward fashion to prove that helmets arent worth their salt whilst posting a picture of a pub..followed by you wearing helmets with your head a mere 24 inches from the ground just seems odd...
You really need to read the posts to gain an understanding of what is actually happening....
The pictures haven't "surfaced" they have been here for a long time, some dating back to the late 1990s...almost as absurd as the claims made elsewhere.
Secondly the picture in the pub and reference is anecdotal...... that is where I suffer most head injuries, and like most anecdotal "evidence", irrelevant to the decision making process
They are not as you absurdly claim "obscure facts and figures gathered in an wayward fashion to prove that helmets arent worth their salt".
If you actually had any knowledge on this subject you would know that it is factual evidence from Australia and the US where helmets were made compulsory and it this evidence that can be extrapolated to the UK.
I know some people are unable to understand that pointing out that helmets have limitations, or that compulsion is detrimental to the number of people cycling, is informing choice but your claim is really rather absurd
Finally, could you please have the courtesy to read my previous reply...I make an informed choice according to conditions..... the magic clues were the words "ice" and the white stuff covering everything in the second picture.