Wiggins Backs Change in Helmet Laws after Fatal Cycling Accident

Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins has backed plans to change helmet laws after a fatal cycling accident outside the Olympic park

It has not yet be revealed if the 28-year-old victim as wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but Wiggins said that forcing cyclists to take safety precautions would help improve their safety.

The accident victim is the 10th cyclist to die on the capital’s road this year. 

Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins has backed plans to change helmet laws after a fatal cycling accident outside the Olympic park

It has not yet be revealed if the 28-year-old victim as wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but Wiggins said that forcing cyclists to take safety precautions would help improve their safety.

The accident victim is the 10th cyclist to die on the capital’s road this year.

Wiggins, who was speaking after his gold medal win in the time trial on Wednesday said wearing a helmet would make riding safer, “because ultimately, if you get knocked off and you ain’t got a helmet on, then how can you kind of argue.”

He added that riders, “shouldn’t be riding along with iPods and phones and things on and they should have lights and all those things.”

“So I think when there’s laws passed for cyclists, then you’re protected and you can say, well, I’ve done everything to be safe.”

Wiggins also confessed that when he lived in London he was knocked off his bike several times. 

London Mayor, Boris Johnson said there are currently no plans to make riders wear a helmet, or to provide helmets for those that use the capital’s ‘Boris bikes.’

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