Written by Tom Clarke • Published 4th June 2020 • 3 minute read
When the Transport Secretary delivered his statement on Covid-19 at the beginning of May, he suggested that in some places in the UK there has been as much as a 70% rise in the number of people on bikes. This was either for exercise, or for essential journeys.
Whilst the above statement might put a smile on the environmentally aware amongst us, it has also meant that there has been more accidents and collisions with cycle lanes not being wide enough to accommodate the sharp rise in users.
In response to this, Transport Secretary, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps has committed to creating a £2 billion package to make sustainable travel options such as cycling and walking safe for public use. This includes £250 million being spent in a series of swift, emergency interventions such as pop-up bike lanes, wider payments and cycling and bus-only streets.
But whilst all these measures are great to see, they do not provide instant safety for cyclists. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at four of the best bike helmet brands on the market that will put your mind at ease next time you’re on two wheels.
Created in the 1950’s by Roy Richter who had initially begun his career in producing equipment to satisfy the needs of speed-hungry consumers. That was until he discovered the grim realities of speed, this led to Roy exploring safety helmets, from here Bell Helmets was born.
Whether your passion is motor racing or cycling, Bell exists to inspire and enable the next generation of boundary breakers. Helmets aren’t just helmets when it comes to Bell, they help to re-define what’s possible for adventure thrill-seekers.
Currently, Bell are offering a 30% discount available to all NHS and key workers to say thank you.
Since being founded in 2005, the Swedish brand has gone on to be awarded more than 60 international safety, design and innovation awards for its helmets, eyewear and apparel.
Their mission has always been to do their utmost to save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents when they, unfortunately, do happen.
An example of this is that for all new helmet concepts and designs, the POC Lab which consists of some of the world’s foremost sports medicine experts, brain scientists and specialists in spinal cord injuries, are always consulted throughout the development phase of the product.
Founded more than 30 years ago by Jim Gentes, a man with a fascination for design and answering unmet needs. This drive of his, led him to start creating his own products which eventually led to Giro being born.
So committed to perfection, Giro suggests that they have destroyed more helmets in the development stage of testing than some brands have ever created.
When it comes to it, you know that Giro will be there for you when you need them most.
Based in Italy, Kask specialises in developing, designing, and manufacturing some of the best safety helmets on the market. Whether you’re looking to participate in skiing, cycling, mountaineering or even horse riding, Kask helmets are at the forefront of safety technology.
Thanks to a gifted team of skilled engineers and partnerships with Italy’s market-leading factories, KASK has been able to sustain a perfect balance between technological excellence, functionality, safety and attractive design in their products.
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