Tangled Metal wrote:Lots of get outs there. CUK advocates choice but what is that choice? One choice could be to ride with the local group and obey their rules or not ride with them.
Personally I feel that if members vote to wear helmets on their rides it is the wish of the group. To go against the will of that group's members seems plain impolite or rude. If wearing a helmet when riding with that group is such an issue for you then how well are you going to fit in? Is that group really right for you? It does seem that you and the members of the group have different outlooks on helmets, what.about everything else?
Perhaps look for some other people or groups to ride with.
What if the group voted to ban women, tricycles, beards, recumbents?
They are are breaking the rules of the Body that endorses them
If they wish to do so then they should leave the umbrella of the CUK and seek endorsement from British Cycling or similar