Flashback Friday: Should we have cycle helmet legislation? NOT the same question as “should we wear helmets”!

Like Voldemort, cycle helmets in New Zealand are almost a topic you dare not speak by name, unless you want to see some fireworks in social media and a lot of energy expended for relatively little gain it seems. We’ve

Flashback Friday: Cycling in the News

Here at Cycling in Christchurch we like to keep you up to date on the latest topical happenings cycle-wise around our city (please let us know if you have some interesting gossip we have missed!). Sometimes we do that by

End of Tour: Reflections on Cycling in Europe

So, two months after I actually returned home, we come to the end of the belated reports on my 3-month study tour of Europe. I finished with a couple of days in Frankfurt, Germany, before flying out, and I’ve …

Reflections on a Month in the UK

My time in the UK during my sabbatical has now come to an end and I’ve moved on to the Netherlands (more on that in the future!). I’ve provided a few thoughts and photos on London and Bristol specifically …

A near-brush with The Law [Warning: Censored – for Adult Viewing Only]

I’ve decided to experiment: I’m going to ride my bike sans helmet and see what it feels like and what happens.

I was prompted to do so after reading this information about cycling and helmets. Normally a law-abiding citizen, …

Should we have cycle helmet legislation? NOT the same question as “should we wear helmets”!

I’m writing this here because I seem to be writing something like it often recently thanks to Aaron Keown’s comments in the media recently!

All other things being equal, I agree, it is better to wear a helmet when cycling …

Cycling in the News

There have been a flurry of cycling-related articles in the local news lately; looking at the online versions, they have also attracted a fair amount of discussion (and rant, vitriol, …):

  • Christchurch City councillor Aaron Keown waded into the helmet