It’s spring, at last! Daffodils and tulips are in bloom. Lambs are bouncing amongst the daisies. Nights are lighter, and the layers of clothes are starting to reduce..slowly!
In my house, this means that we start to venture out on the bikes. However, this does require a bit of planning.
The bikes have been in the garage since November; neglected during the colder months. They're a bit dusty and require some TLC to ensure they don’t let us down mid-journey. The same applies to our helmets, they've rattled around the garage, frozen during the icy cold nights and been subjected to the tumble dryer heat on a daily basis; definitely not the treatment I would subject my shoes, coat or handbag too! Confident that all bikes and helmets will both benefit from a good wash it's time for teenagers to earn a few pennies, routes to be planned and picnics prepared.In the past, none of the above would have concerned me in the slightest. We've done the same every year, for many years, and still live to tell the tale. Now with a new job and a now solid knowledge of the helmet industry and helmet safety, my annual routine is a little different!
Having learned that a regular cycle helmet, made from EPS ( polystyrene), loses valuable integrity with each knock, drop or bump. That extreme heat, cold and chemical fumes can affect the performance of EPS, the annual routine is suddenly a lot simpler! Would I now wash my EPS helmet? No. Would I store it in the garage? No, not unless it goes back in its box in a safe place and my garage isn't used and abused! and would I replace my EPS helmet if I was unsure about its experience during its winter hibernation? Absolutely!
Watch the video's here to see how I was 'used' to illustrate how invisible damage affects your cycle helmets integrity.
The Hedkayse ONE helmet is lined with our own unique Enkayse material. Just like EPS once impacted Enkayse cushions, absorbs and spreads the impact BUT unlike EPS, Enkayse recovers to provide ongoing protection again, and again, and again to the European Standard (EN1078).
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