Wiggins: I don't want helmet law

British gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has denied reports he called for cycle helmets to be made compulsory, but instead about giving cyclists more protection on the road. He spoke after a cyclist died in a collision with a bus near the Olympic Park

Live updates

Advertisement

Bradley Wiggins re-enters cycle helmet debate

Police appeal for information over cyclist's death

Police are appealing for information about the fatal collision between a cyclist and an Olympic shuttle bus in east London last night.

The post-mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow. Next of kin have been informed, but formal identification awaits.

Officers ask that anyone with any information should call the Metropolitan Police's Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8597 4874.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Advertisement

CTC: Wiggins on helmets is like Redgrave on Costa Concordia

The national cycling charity CTC has tweeted that it is not useful to "give so much credence" to Bradley Wiggins' comments on road safety.

Wiggins' comments on helmets 'damaging' and 'unhelpful'

Bike helmets offer 'no protection' against motor vehicles

Bicycle helmets are designed for low speed crashes from head height to the ground and offer next to no protection in smashes with motor vehicles. However, this fact did not prevent Bradley Wiggins urging helmet compulsion for all cyclists, a measure that many studies show would offer no whole-population health benefits.

– carlton reid, bike biz editor

Head of AA: Cycle helmets should not be compulsory

Edmund King, the president of the AA, and Christian Wolmar, a transport commentator, engaged in an exchange on Twitter following Bradley Wiggins' comments about making cycle helmets compulsory.

Load more updates Back to top

Latest ITV News reports