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Policy statement

Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation

Since 2020-08-29 this website is an archive, to preserve links. Not much has been added since about 2016, efforts are currently underway to renew the editorial direction and add new content.

Other sites which are currently active include and both Australian based but with some international content.

Below is the original of this page, no longer current: is administered by the Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation (BHRF), an incorporated body with an international membership, the object of which is:

"to undertake, encourage, and spread the scientific study of the use of bicycle helmets, in the context of risk compensation and sustainable transport".

BHRF also considers the effect of the promotion and use of helmets (whether on a voluntary or mandatory basis) on the perception of cycling in terms of risk; and the contribution and potential of cycling towards maintaining physical and mental health.

The Policy Statement for gives information about the purpose and scope of this website and the role of BHRF.


BHRF is grateful for the support of its patrons and their acknowledgement of the need for a comprehensive, objective and evidence-based analysis of all the evidence relating to cycle helmets, cycling promotion and health. Patrons assist the work of the BHRF in pursuing its objectives towards this end. Being a patron does not signify agreement with any particular point of view in favour or against cycle helmets.

John Adams, Ph.D. Professor of Geography, University College London, England
Jean-René Carré Emeritus Directeur de Recherches, Institut National Recherche & Etudes sur les Transports et leur Sécurité, France
Dr Mayer Hillman Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies Institute, England
Dr Peter Keller Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
Frank Krygowski, MSME, PE Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Youngstown State University, Ohio, USA. Nationally certified cycling instructor, LCI #315 KC
Dr Dorothy L Robinson Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
John Whitelegg, BA, PhD, FCIT, FILT, FRSA Professor of Sustainable Transport, Liverpool John Moores University, England
Gerald J S Wilde, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is responsible for the content of

Avery Burdett Accident Researcher; Past President, Ottawa Bicycle Club; Former Director, Citizens for Safe Cycling, Canada
Guy Chapman Road Safety Activist, Reading, England
Bill Curnow Retired scientist and policy adviser, Canberra, Australia
Shane Foran, MSc Safety Analyst, Galway, Ireland
John Franklin Cycling Skills & Safety Consultant, Cheltenham, England
Riley Geary Director, Institute for Traffic Safety Analysis, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Chris Gillham Journalist and Researcher, Perth, Australia
Dr Richard Keatinge,
GP, Anglesey, Wales
Charlie Lloyd Transport Researcher, London Metropolitan University, England
Dr Nigel Perry Senior Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr Dorothy L Robinson Adjunct Associate Professor, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Brian Walker Director, Head Protection Evaluations, UK
Dr Peter Ward, MB.BS DCH DRCOG MRCGP GP Principal, Gateshead, England
Malcolm Wardlaw, BSc, MBA Consultant on Cycling, Health and Safety, Edinburgh, Scotland