John Humphrys Why I never wear a cycling helmet

first_img“I love stopping alongside a sports car at the lights at Marble Arch, then racing off while he gets… Mr Humphrys added that he did not wear a helmet on the assumption that motorists will give elderly cyclists a “wide berth”. The BBC Radio 4 presenter, who describes himself as a keen cyclist, said he enjoyed proving he could travel faster on a bike than a sports car in central London traffic. John Humphrys has entered the debate on cycling safety, revealing he believes his white hair offers more protection than a helmet on the roads. In an interview with the London Magazine, Mr Humphrys said: “I don’t wear a helmet on the assumption that people will see a white-haired man and give me a wide berth. last_img