‘Helmet Hair’: a small price to pay for staying safe on the road.
Are you one of the many women, risking their life on the roads, cycling without a helmet because you don’t want to ruin your hair?
Most women don’t want to turn up to the office for that big important meeting with flat hair. However, when you consider flat hair versus an injury to the brain or scaring to the face, then there really is no competition.
In addition to the many benefits, from reducing your carbon footprint to improving cardiovascular fitness, Great Britain’s Victoria Pendleton and her success at the recent Olympics have boosted the popularity of cycling but, it doesn’t come without risk.
The Department for Transport reports that cycle deaths have increased by 11% in the last three years.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA) reports that head injuries, from small cuts and concussion right through to serious skull fractures and brain damage, are a very common occurrence amongst cyclists. RoSpa’s research, from a study of 116 fatalities, suggests that over 70% of those killed on roads in London had some form of head injury.
So, the message is clear – wear a helmet and take a brush to work!