New Life Narrabri

The Regulation of Common Sense


In Australia we force people to wear helmets under threat of massive fines. Maybe we should just let them use their own common sense and work out what is a safe environment and what is not.

From “As Easy As Riding A Bike”

The helmet on the handlebars

At the FreeCycle event in central London on Saturday, there were, of course, large numbers of people wearing helmets and hi-viz tabards – not least because the latter were, as always, being handed out to participants.

But as I cycled around the event during the course of the day, I began to notice a distinct phenomenon. Something dangling from people’s handlebars.

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