Tonyf33 wrote:I wear gloves, sunglasses, lycra, clip in shoes just to pop to the PO about 3/4 mile away as it's a darn sight quicker and easier than walking and takes me no amount of time more than putting non cycling specific clothes on.
Maybe you're a naturist in your own home, in which case fair enough, but most people are already wearing something before they decide the post office needs a visit. My choice of general purpose clothing takes in bike trips as well as walking, getting the tea, doing light gardening etc. so getting special gear on would involve removing my general clothes and putting on cycle specific ones, which would give me a pretty healthy start on the way to the post office if I didn't bother.
As for Scotland, well they can just leave the UK if they wish, that's their populations right, however if they decide that they 'need' a bicycle helmet law then I won't be making any 'foreign' holidays up there because there is nothing in this universe that could pursuade or force me to wear a plaggy hat
There's no sign up here that there's a particular desire to impose that sort of idiocy here. Cycling Scotland is the official government cycling promotion agency and their helmet policy is that mandatory helmets should never happen. They were recently hauled over the coals by the ASA for featuring non-helmeted wearers in a TV ad, but they stood their ground and the ASA got hauled right back over the same coals. Thanks to the advice of CS, Road Safety Scotland's web site changed their advice away from saying helmets were "essential" to a note saying they may
help in the event of an accident, and that they do nothing to stop an accident. Spokes, probably the most influential rider group in Scotland (based in Edinburgh and the Lothians), will not advertise any event with a helmet requirement. And so on... so I'm rather bemused by these particular chancers taking it on themselves to police a non-existent and largely unwanted helmet requirement.
Often seen riding a bike around Dundee...