Helmet laws for young spark anger in Jersey and Quebec

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The controversial decision by the Jersey States to force under 18s to wear cycle helmets sparked a furious reaction from readers of the Jersey Evening Post when it ran the story last week.

Coincidentally, thousands of miles away across the Atlantic the Quebec Government's aims to make it a law for under 12s to wear cycle helmets also met with a frosty reception.  

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.