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Kask helmet amnesty runs until end of August

Trade in an old helmet and get a Kask Vertigo at a reduced price

Kask’s bike helmet amnesty in the UK and Ireland, which started last month, runs until the end of August.

If you take an old helmet of any brand to a Kask stockist until 31 August, you can buy a new Kask Vertigo for £100 rather than £165. We should have told you about this last month, to be honest, but what with the Tour de France and everything surrounding it, we didn’t get time. Still, you have over three weeks left to take advantage of the offer.

The Vertigo is Kask’s current flagship helmet although the Italian company have unveiled a new Protone. It was used by Team Sky in last month’s Tour de France and will be available to buy at the start of next year.

We reviewed the Vertigo here on back in 2010 and concluded that it was a high-quality lid.

“Modern helmets are incredibly robust and should last for five years, but even in the hands of the most careful owners, over time they are at risk of getting bumped, dropped and knocked and this can lead to unnoticed damage to the polystyrene compression layer,” said Angelo Gotti, Kask CEO.

“They’re the most important thing we wear when cycling, so we want people to start thinking about helmets more and to start giving them a routine check – as they would their chain, their tyres or their brakes.”

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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