Silverstone teen’s call for new law on helmets

Alex Williams was hit by a bus while cycling without a helmet. He's a safety campaigner now and is doing a Land's End to John O'Groats ride with his dad Bob.
Alex Williams was hit by a bus while cycling without a helmet. He's a safety campaigner now and is doing a Land's End to John O'Groats ride with his dad Bob.
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A Silverstone teenager is demanding that cycling without a helmet is made illegal, five years after his almost fatal accident.

Alex Williams was 14 when he was hit by a van while not wearing his helmet outside his house and now campaigns on cycling safety.

Mike Penning, the road safety minister, confirmed this week he will not push for the new law.

Alex, now 19, disagrees with the Government’s stance and said: “The truth is I and many other teenagers need an excuse to do it because helmets are so unfashionable. A law could help save children’s lives.”

He is an ambassador for the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust, for which he is now raising money alongside Alzheimer’s Research during a 15-day cycle ride the length of Britain with his dad Bob.

To donate visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/bob-alex-jogle.