UK bicycle safety politico rides helmetless

UK Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport Norman Baker, who is responsible for cycling, walking and local transportation planning, has attracted some controversy from car-driving road safety advocates. Baker likes to demonstrate the safety of cycling by riding without a bicycle helmet.

Baker earned fame earlier in his political career by eschewing a government provided car and electing to use a Brompton folding bicycle for trips between his office and the House of Commons.

Via CycleStreets UK.

One comment

  • April 8, 2011 - 11:13 pm | Permalink

    I can only imagine how the Sun and Daily Mail are taking this on.

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