So rode to Stanwick lakes today, its about 3 miles from our house and is 99% off road. Saw loads of people riding from kids on balance bikes to OAPs on hybrids. I would estimate 75% of people had no helmets on. 90% of kids did have helmets on, but not many of their parents.  Generally, it seems the older the person the less likely they are to have a helmet on, the more expensive the bike, the more likely the rider is to have a helmet. 

Is it education? vanity? Laziness? or a sense of indestructibility? What are your thoughts?  click on the post title to leave a comment.