It has collected quite a bit of interest with a helpful article by Paul in Bicycles – surely a sign of the kingdom.
I might want to debate #7 about wearing a safety helmet. My opinion would be
- yes when a child with a soft head, liable to try stupid stunts
- yes when learning and falls are more likely.
- Maybe not for an experienced adult not racing
I do wear a helmet on my recumbent bike (consider myself to be still
learning), bit rarely on a trike. Helmets put people off riding and
countries with the highest number of cyclists tend to be both the
safest and the least likely to wear helmets.
I am happy to gently encourage people to wear a helmet but not to
promote is as required or necessary as it gives an incorrect impression
I would also modify #8 to suggest that for everyday use that
permanently fitted dynamo lights (with standlight) are the best
solution. You don’t forget them and you don’t find they go dim half way