Prowell Have A World Champion
Prowell Helmets UK are pleased to announce that Ottilie Morgan (World Transplant Cycling champion) is proud to wear our helmets. We met up with Ottilie a few weeks back to show her our new range of helmets and are very excited by her feedback. She has chosen our flagship helmet for competitions the F59R Vipor and for training has gone for the F4000R Hurricane.
Ottilie Morgan has won two gold medals at the World Transplant Games in Sweden for Cycling.
The sporting star won the 20km road race and the 5km time trial at the games in Gothenburg, making her a world champion twice over.
She won the road race by four seconds despite an Australian competitor leading the race for five of the six laps.
Ottilie is now training hard for the up-coming British championship in August 2012 and then onto the World Championship in Durban, South Africa in 2013.
The 29 year old said “The helmets are fantastic, the quality and style is first class. One of the things I was most impressed by was the comfort and weight. The retention adjuster is very simple to adjust to give the perfect fit. I am always training on the roads so safety is very important to me, having read the technology behind the helmets I feel very happy in the fact that these new prowell helmets will keep me safe on those long hard training sessions. ”
Prowell Helmets will be proud to follow Ottilie’s progress in all competitions. “Good Luck Ottilie”
We are very passionate about our products and are looking forward to a successful launch in 2012.
Cycle Helmet Campaign
Gwent Police is continuing to peddle the safety campaign, Kool Kids Wear Lids, to encourage more children to wear helmets when riding their bicycles.
Neighbourhood policing teams in Monmouthshire are awarding a high-visibility bike sticker to every child they see wearing a bike helmet.
Children seen riding a bike without a helmet are stopped by officers and PCSOs and given advice on the safety benefits of wearing a helmet. A follow-up letter reinforcing this advice is then delivered to their parents.
The 'Kool Kids Wear Lids' campaign was launched in August and has the support of Welsh Cycling, the Monmouthshire Road Safety Forum and the Accident and Emergency Departments of the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
In the first six weeks of the campaign (22nd August Ð 3rd October), 204 children aged up to 12 years were approached by officers. Of those stopped, 122 were wearing helmets and awarded luminous sticker badges containing the words "Kool Kids Wear Lids".
Inspector Geoff Smith, of Monmouthshire Local Policing Unit, said: "The feedback we have received from the parents of children we have stopped is favourable.
"It is encouraging that more than a fifth (17) of the youngsters approached when riding without a helmet have later been spotted wearing lids after being given advice from local officers. We want to inform youngsters in the area that bike helmets are not uncool - they are essential pieces of safety equipment that can save lives."
Dr Jo Probert, consultant in adult and paediatric emergency medicine at the Royal Gwent Hospital, said: "Many children attend our emergency department with head and face injuries as a result of cycling accidents, especially over the school holidays.
"Unfortunately some of these injuries are potentially serious and require x-rays or scans and admission to hospital. A few even require surgery. Evidence suggests that the number of head injuries is significantly reduced and serious brain injury may be avoided if a cycle helmet is worn."