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Helmladen – Bash your head in all manner of ways

Here are the various ways you can bash your head in Zurich and its surroundings:

Vespa-ing/motorbiking
City cycling
Mountain biking
Road biking
Sledding
Skiing/snowboarding
Rock climbing…

…Can I write kick-boarding if I know a guy who owns an electric one that hits 30km an hour?

I myself climb, cycle round the city and ski. So I’m in the helmet market three times over. I should add that I’m also one of those nutters who insists on tackling Zurich’s deathtrap of a cycling system in all weather conditions. Ice ain’t nothing but frozen water, right? 

Well, that kind of thinking saw me collide with the pavement not too long ago. I thought I was developing a dramatic black eye when I remembered that my boyfriend had quite vigorously poked me in the eye whilst dancing just prior to my crash. Still, it was just the wake up call I needed.

Rather than wade through mountains of outdoor gear I wasn’t shopping for, I headed straight for the no-nonsense helmets only shop I had cycled past on a near-daily basis.

I now have an olive green shell for my fragile little nut and customisable inner padding for when I wear a little beanie (imagine the epic hat hair!) and when not. I was fitted properly and got to shake my head like a lunatic to test it out.

Stay safe, peeps!

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Details about this spot

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Address

Badenerstrasse 87, Zurich

Telephone number

+41432438141

Opening Times

Mon 10:30 - 18:00, Tue - Fri 10:30 - 19:00, Sat 10:30 - 17:00

Price

Bike helmet: CHF 79

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)