Hövding deployed, a birthday and a BBQ

Yesterday my Hövding helmet deployed the airbag and I wasn't even on my bike at the time. The Hövding is an airbag helmet. You wear it around your neck and in the event of an accident while cycling, it deploys an airbag around your head. It's got much higher shock-absorbing ability than a plastic helmet… Continue reading Hövding deployed, a birthday and a BBQ

Don’t swear at mothers cycling their kids to school

I was cycling my daughter to school this morning - she is only 6 years old - and a man in a van shouted at us, "You should have a fucking helmet on". I was wearing a helmet. I was wearing a Hövding which is the safest most effective helmet you can buy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcqLqrfg16E I understand that… Continue reading Don’t swear at mothers cycling their kids to school

Super review for airbag helmets

The Hövding invisible bicycle helmet has received a favourable review from a Stanford University team. We found that the airbag has the potential to reduce the acceleration of impact by a factor of five [over traditional helmets]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhikbrBxFeY I've been using the Hövding for over a year now and am very happy with it. I've never had to… Continue reading Super review for airbag helmets

The Hövding invisible helmet – a review

I've been using the Hövding - the invisible helmet - for a week now and I thought I'd write about the experience so far. I'm wearing it in this next photo (NB: the helmet is the black collar around my neck. It's an airbag which deploys in the event of a crash): When I first put… Continue reading The Hövding invisible helmet – a review

Bicycle helmet legislation and Hövding

Wearing a bicycle helmet is not compulsory in the UK or anywhere else in Europe and I don't wear one when I go cycling. I am also vehemently opposed to compulsory helmet legislation. Why? Because it reduces cycling rates which in turn makes cycling more dangerous for those left. It also affects the health of the population… Continue reading Bicycle helmet legislation and Hövding