The cheapest helmet is the best

Which? magazine has tested cycle helmets (July 2005). They chose fourteen helmets for testing including some of the best-selling models from both well-known and a few lesser-known manufacturers. Prices ranged from £14 to £60. The surprising result is that the best helmet is the cheapest, the Canyon Cruz costing £14. It’s quite light but is better than the others for both shock absorption and ventilation. The full report can be read in the Central Reference Library, Lion Yard (open until 7pm).

James Woodburn

We reported on availability of this helmet in Newsletter 62.