Santa Loves Safe Helmets!

Cycling Helmets

It’s great to see that so many Ramblers cyclists now have new helmets.

About 15 per cent of bike riders killed or seriously injured on NSW roads were not wearing a helmet. Research conducted by the University of NSW in 2016 involving 64,000 injured cyclists found helmet use was associated with:

  • about a 50 per cent reduction in head injuries of any severity
  • about a 70 per cent reduction in serious head injuries
  • a 65 per cent reduction in fatal head injuries.

Please note:  A bicycle helmet that is not correctly fitted and fastened does not provide enough protection in a crash.

Correct helmet fit:

  • The helmet should fit comfortably and securely when the straps are fastened
  • The straps should not be twisted, nor cover the ears. When done up correctly, the straps should provide a snug fit over the ears and under the chin
  • Choose a bright coloured helmet so other road users can see you
  • Do not leave your helmet in the sun or a hot car
  • Do not expose your helmet to chemicals
  • In general, replacement is recommended about five yearly. Look for the Australian & New Zealand Safety Standard in the helmet- AS/NZS 2063:2020. As with all safety technology the latest is usually the best.
Ensure the straps join in a “V” just below your ears
Allow 2 fingers between your eyebrows and your helmet









Allow 2 fingers between the helmet strap and your chin

Replace your helmet if:

  • It’s been dropped onto a hard surface or involved in a crash or severe fall
  • You see any cracks in the foam
  • The straps look worn or frayed.




And what a great Christmas present a new helmet would make! 

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