This article was published in 2003, in Newsletter 50.

Life cycle of a cycle helmet

Following on from Guy Pooley’s letter in Newsletter 49 I have a question about helmets. According to the now defunct Bycycle magazine (number 4, page 27) I have to change my cycle helmet every three to five years.

Is this so and why? Does any reader know of an ecological way of disposing of my unscathed 13-year-old Bell V1-Pro apart from turning it upside down and using it as a hanging flower basket?

Chris Arnold