As much as feel Bradley Wiggins has done exceedingly well with the Tour de France and winning a gold I cannot agree with him regarding cycle helmets.
He states all safety experts agree with him, they do not. The Institute for advanced Motorists cycle division state that there is no proven benefit to wearing a helmet when cycling, and that they could even be a hindrance.
I cycle now and do not wear a helmet as I feel they make the head extra heavy and if I am going through the country make me 3 inches taller so I bang my head.
When I was a kid I came off my bike numerous times, including being hit by a lorry. The damage was always knees, elbows and wrists/hands. the only bang on the head occurred when I got home with torn trousers and my mum clouted me. “so what you’ve broken your leg, you’ve torn your trousers”