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Wiggins creates controversy over bike helmets

Posted 3 August 2012
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Wiggins creates controversy over bike helmets
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People who like to ride mountain bikes may be among those with an opinion on the issue of wearing cycling helmets, a debate Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has got involved in this week.

The Tour de France winner and time trial champion remarked that everyone who rides a bike should wear a helmet, following news that a rider died after being knocked off his cycle in a collision with an Olympic bus in London.

His comments provoked much debate, with Wiggins clarifying via Twitter that he is not calling for a change in the law to make wearing helmets compulsory.

"I suggested it may be the way to go to give cyclists more protection legally if involved in an accident," he stated.

Many people could be encouragd to take up cycling by the success of Wiggins and other riders like Sir Chris Hoy and they will have to decide themsleves if they wanttio wear a helmet.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents advises that people should wear helmets.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801422303-ADNFCR