How to race huskies and avoid a bang on the head!

Think about dog mushing and you’re probably imagining scenes straight out of the Call of the Wild, wild-eyed huskies, fur clad dog drivers and miles and miles of unspoilt snowy wilderness. The huskies are still there (and still pretty wild-eyed) but you might be surprised to learn that snow has become a smaller part of […]

Looking after your Bike in London

The Barclays London Cycle Hire system is hugely convenient, but it’s not perfect. If you have a key, either on pay-as-you-go or year-round access, and can abide by the 30-minute journey limit, they’re an almost perfect method of transport. However, having your own bike 
waiting for you in London is a very 
possible luxury. Yes, […]

Michael Schumacher Saved by Ski Helmet

All of us here at HardnutZ Helmets would like to send our best wishes to Michael, Corinna, Gina Marie and Mick. It has been confirmed by doctors that seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is only alive today because he was wearing a helmet. The retired racing driver was skiing with his 14 year old son […]

Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish show support for helmet campaign

Mark Smith, from Chapel St Leonards launched an appeal in last week’s East Lindsey Target, bravely sharing his grief. His 16-year-old son Ryan was cycling to work when he was involved in a crash with a van. Despite his dad’s disapproval he chose not to wear a helmet because of his hair. Mark Smith believes […]

London shuts down as 50,000 cyclists take to the streets in mass bike event

More than 16,500 cyclists have been taking to the roads around London and Surrey as part of an event being billed as the UK’s largest festival of cycling. The Prudential RideLondon weekend featured four separate events designed to appeal to riders of all ages and abilities in the mass participation event. But the event has […]

Is cycling Africa’s next big sport?

The victory of Kenyan-born British cyclist Chris Froome at this year’s Tour de France could be the catalyst the sport needs to really take off in Africa. Riders from Eritrea, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are already beginning to draw international attention. A new book, titled Land Of Second Chances, suggests that a […]

An electric bike like never before

For cyclists who want to ride faster, but are reluctant to buy a pricey e-bike, the Rubbee bicycle mount may be a happy medium. Once attached, the device converts your regular bicycle into electric bike that moves at speeds of up to 15 mph. Rubbee includes a “motor, bioelectronics and batteries in a single unit,” […]

HardnutZ helmet does it’s job again!

This chap had a spill at 36 mph and smashed his head on the road. Why do some people still say there’s no need to wear a helmet???

200mil Giant Ski Centre coming to Stratford

A giant snow dome to rival the largest indoor ski resort in the world is to be built next to the Olympic Park site in Stratford. London’s first indoor ski centre will feature several runs of varying difficulty, snowboard ramps and an ice-skating rink. It is believed the project, which will cost up to £200 million […]

Doctors warn cycling roads need to improve

Emergency care doctors today called for urgent road safety measures after three cyclists were killed in three weeks in London. The three specialist medics work on London’s air ambulance and are at the forefront of often desperate attempts to save the lives of injured riders. They rejected Boris Johnson’s claim that reaching a “critical mass” […]