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Please Watch This: It Could Save Your Life

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[caption id="attachment_1814" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="James Cracknell, the Olympic rowing gold-medallist, has admitted he now struggles to recognise people and gets annoyed easily after a cycling accident in the US which nearly killed him."][/caption] At the risk of driving all of you crazy with repeated messages about the importance of helmet safety, I absolutely had to share the following video with you! After watching it, I was covered with goosebumps all over my body. I know there are still plenty of people who feel safety helmets aren't necessary. Please share this video with them and, hopefully, it will help change their mind. James Cracknell's Video on Helmet Safety In his own words, here is James Cracknell's message on the anniversary of his terrible cycling accident:

Today is the anniversary of the accident I suffered whilst cycling in America. I was hit on the back of the head by a fuel truck travelling at 75mph along the Arizona desert plains (I know - that sort of stuff only normally happens in Road Runner cartoons). Bev and my parents were called to the hospital whilst I was unconscious.  Despite a massive crack down the back of my head (25 staples took care of that) and significant bleeding to the frontal lobes of my brain, I am here to tell the tale.  There is only one reason for that: my cycle helmet.  It saved my life.

I’ve put together a short film encouraging people to wear cycle helmets.  Everyone gave their time, skills and facilities free of charge.  Cycling is good for the planet and it’s good for us; leaving your head (or your children’s) vulnerable to a pavement, lamp-post, car or wing-mirror is not.

Shockingly the last survey revealed that only about 18% of British children and 35% of adults wear helmets, yet it is such a simple thing to do.

I have no commercial relationship with a helmet manufacturer or retailer; no reason to bang on about this other than a desire to stop any other cyclist – and their loved ones – experiencing a year like mine.

Most of you are probably aware that my ski helmet saved my life which is why I started my company, Tail Wags Helmet Covers. I'm on a mission to make it more FUN to wear a safety helmet so adults and kids will WANT to wear their safety helmets. Have you ever been in a bike, skate, ski, snowboard or tobogganing accident? Were you wearing a helmet?

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  • 3 times is a lot in one lifetime. Thank goodness you’ve got the good sense to wear a helmet!

    Karyn Climans on
  • Bicycle helmets have saved my life three times, the first being when I was merely 17. I won’t ride, ski, or even inline skate without one. After all, one can’t live without their brain. Protect it. I do.

    Belinda Williams on

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