Head injuries, ranging from fatal skull fractures and brain damage to minor concussion and cuts, are very common injuries to cyclists. Hospital data shows that over 40% of cyclists, and 45% of child cyclists, suffer head injuries. *
*“Collisions Involving Cyclists on Britain's Roads: Establishing the Causes”, TRL Report PPR 445,
Choosing a helmet
Before choosing a cycle helmet, it’s important to know what to look for – use the checklist below to help you choose and correctly wear the right helmet for you or your child.
You should make sure that any helmet you buy has a “CE” mark and meets one of the following standards:
- BS EN 1078:1997
- BS 6863:1989
- SNELL B.95
Helmets that also have a British Standard Kitemark are even better.
Wearing the helmet correctly