Nicola Mimnagh rides a bicycle

Miss Scotland Nicola Mimnagh participates in the Glasgow, Scotland SkyRide on August 22, 2010.

Sir Chris Hoy also took part in the Glasgow SkyRide.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Miss Scotland Nicola Mimnagh poses on a bike during a SkyRide event on August 22, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. SkyRide encourages people of all ages and cycling abilities to get on their bikes and cycle the traffic-free city centre route at Sky Ride Glasgow.  (Photo by Sandy Young/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Miss Scotland Nicola Mimnagh poses on a bike during a SkyRide event on August 22, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. SkyRide encourages people of all ages and cycling abilities to get on their bikes and cycle the traffic-free city centre route at Sky Ride Glasgow. For more information and to sign up for the event please visit www.goskyride.com. (Photo by Sandy Young/Getty Images for Sky)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Miss Scotland Nicola Mimnagh poses with Sir Chris Hoy at a SkyRide event on August 22, 2010 in Glasgow Scotland. Skyride encourages people of all ages and cycling abilities to get on their bikes and cycle the traffic-free city centre route at Sky Ride Glasgow. For more information and sign up for the event please visit www.goskyride.com. (Photo by Sandy Young/Getty Images for Sky)

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Miss Scotland Nicola Mimnagh and Sir Chris Hoy join other cyclists participating in a SkyRide event on August 22, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. SkyRide encourages people of all ages and cycling abilities to get on their bikes and cycle the traffic-free city centre route at Sky Ride Glasgow. For more information and to sign up for the event please visit www.goskyride.com. (Photo by Sandy Young/Getty Images for Sky)

2 Comments

  • Captain Kickstand
    August 26, 2010 - 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Whoa, I guess the standard rules for organized bike events are different in Scotland. No helmets?

  • August 26, 2010 - 1:07 pm | Permalink

    The UK Cycle Touring Club (the main bike advocacy group in the UK) have a neutral policy on helmet use, with a strongly anti compulsion policy.

    The rough US equivalent, the League of American Bicyclists, encourages helmet use at events and in their safety material. Any LAB affiliated event will require helmet use for participants.

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