Cable Ties Rock!


Not as drastic as the mohawk helmet on your home page, but I use 3 or 4 (depending on which helmet) 300mm cable ties on my helmet and I have not been hit by magpies since.

They will still swoop, but they don't actually hit my helmet or head - I sometimes see their shadow or hear a flutter, that's all :)

I attach 2 cable ties towards the rear and sides of the helmet and point these outwards to protect my ears. I attach 1 or 2 more towards the rear and middle of the helmet, and point this/these upwards and slightly backwards.

I attach them in late August/early September and cut them off at the end of October/early November - depending upon magpie reports by other cyclists.

It's cheap and simple, and it does work :)

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Ben Carter - September 5th, 2016

I've found the same thing, it doesn't stop that notorious M7 bugger from attacking but he nips at the zip ties rather than my far.
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Les Bear - September 10th, 2015

I have, what I call, 'seasonal helmets'. Spare helmets with cable ties permanently attached that get pulled out of storage come September.

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