Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is right to demand all cyclists be forced to wear helmets
Yesterday, in an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine, this year’s winner of the Tour de France spoke great sense and suggested cyclists be forced to wear helmets.
In comments, Geraint Thomas remarked:
“I would certainly make helmets compulsory… I always wear a helmet. I’ve put on a helmet more times than I’ve buckled a seatbelt.”
“Helmets have come on a lot – well ventilated, not too hot, you don’t look stupid – no reason not to.”
Though speaking in direct contradiction to Cycling UK – whom believe “there is no justification for making helmet wearing compulsory” – Mr Thomas is entirely right. If cyclists, including those using such things as Santander Cycles, were forced to put one on, there most certainly would be less accidents and deaths on our roads.
#PutAHelmetOn #SaferCycling #RoadSafety
Pictured top: Boris Johnson and Geraint Thomas on bicycles; we’d suggest the latter knows best about whether to where a helmet or not