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Bradley Wiggins Urges Cyclists to Wear Helmets
Bradley Wiggins told the London Evening Standard, that he’s not only in favor of cyclists wearing helmets, he believes that it’s just a matter of time before it’s mandatory by law.
“I think cyclists have to help themselves in terms of wearing helmets and things,” says Sir Bradley Wiggins. “I think that probably should go some way to becoming the law soon.”
This not the first time Wiggins has gone on record as proponent of helmet safety.
Back in 2012, Wiggins emphasized the importance of wearing a helmet, for both the purposes of safety, as well as a stronger legal position in the event of an accident.
“While I haven’t called for helmets to be made the law as reports suggest. I suggested it may be the way to go to give cyclists more protection legally if involved In an accident. I wasn’t on me soap box CALLING, was asked what I thought.”
However, in 2013 the former Tour de France winner, took his advocacy for helmets to be worn further, by saying:
“I think certain laws for cyclists need to be passed to protect us more than anything. Making helmets compulsory on the roads, making it illegal to maybe have an iPod in while you’re riding a bike, just little things like that would make a huge difference.”
Wiggins recently touched upon the topic again, stressing the importance of helmet safety during an interview regarding his Hour Record attempt set fot next month.
“Something like The Hour record, when you think the distance covered in that, you could cross the length and breadth of London. It maybe changes the outlook for many people of how to get about. Hopefully it will inspire a lot of people to get out there. There might be just one kid in that velodrome who is inspired to do what I do, as I was 20 years ago.
“The atmosphere in the velodrome will be incredible. It’s quite humbling to think a lot of people paid good money to come and watch you do it. If it’s anything like the Olympics was, they will help the time pass a lot quicker.”
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