Government review considers forcing cyclists to wear hi-vis and helmets

Minister Jesse Norman insists the conclusions of the review will be evidence-led

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A government review into cycling safety will consider whether cyclists should be made to wear hi-vis clothing and helmets, although ministers insist that the conclusions of the review will be led by evidence.

In an interview with the Guardian, roads and local transport minister Jesse Norman said that the review, launched last month after the death of Kim Briggs, who died after being hit by cyclist Charlie Alliston who was riding a fixed-wheel bike with no brakes at the time of the crash, would be wide-ranging.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.