With the 2016 Olympics coming to an end, many of us have been inspired to become more active. That bike we purchased many years ago, now buried under clutter in our garage, suddenly becomes a priority and we feel the urge to cycle. To be fair, even without the Olympics this is usually the time of year we see an increased number of cyclists on the roads. Over the years there have been various studies and tests into whether or not wearing a helmet can prevent a severe head injury. This latest study from America supports the argument that a helmet does cut the risk of severe traumatic brain injury by 52% and those wearing a helmet have a 44% lower risk of death. Whether you are a serious racer training everyday or just an occasional recreational cyclist - why take the risk!