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GP demands helmets for all cyclists

Professor Aziz Sheikh says proposed legislation to make cycle helmets compulsory for children should be widened to apply to all cyclists.

Professor Sheikh, a GP in Edinburgh, made the call after a recent Cochrane review found cycle helmets could prevent 60-80 per cent of head injuries.

In June's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, he suggested to exclude adults from any new laws would encourage a rite of passage in which children would 'abandon helmets to signify maturity'. He added: 'It is part of a GP's remit to intervene.'

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