9 Brilliant Bicycle Helmets To Satisfy Your Inner Superhero

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Kids are awesome, but let's face it, they are rubbish at cycling. Rarely does a two-wheeled trip to the park not involve at least one clattering fall to the ground, often escalating into a multi-bike pile-up that leaves onlookers wincing. That's why kids need bicycle helmets.

But this essential piece of safety gear needn't be boring and purely functional – we've rounded up some noggin-protectors that are as cool-looking as they are injury-stopping. 

And just so the grown-ups don't feel left out and throw a sulky tantrum, we've included a couple for them as well... 
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1. Raleigh Child's Spider-Man Bicycle Helmet

Get your toddler-aged child hyped up to scale skyscrapers and swing through the air – or at least cycle around the duck lake in the park – with a Spider-Man-themed bike helmet.

It's made by Raleigh, so you know you're guaranteed a quality product, and it's highly adjustable so there's no danger of your little one suddenly growth-spurting out of it.  
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2. LA Sports Child's Dinosaur Bicycle Helmet

There are a few dinosaur-themed kids' bike helmets out there, but this LA Sports one might just be the coolest. It's a BMX/skateboard-style helmet, so it's smaller on the head than a standard cycle helmet and doesn't jut out in front of the face.

The dinosaur's horns give it an eye-catching 3D effect, but they're not just for show: Made from rubber, they also provide an extra layer of springy protection should your child take a spectacular spill. 
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3. Kiddimoto Child's Police Bicycle Helmet

Not all superheroes wear spandex! If your child is more into real-world daredevils than comic-book ones, one of these police-themed bike helmets might be more up their street (or, in this case, cycle path).

They can pull over fellow kids in the park with a “nee-naw nee-naw”, then ask them if they're aware of how fast they were cycling and demand to see their licences. If they really want to get into the role they could pretend to breathalyse them for E-numbers, although that might be taking things a bit far. 
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4. LA Sports Child's Rabbit Bicycle Helmet

Transforming your child's head into that of a cheery pink cartoon rabbit, this is one of the more attention-grabbing (and grandma-delighting) bike-safety options out there.

As with LA Sports' dinosaur helmet above, the sticky-out bits – the rabbit's ears – are made of springy rubber, thereby adding an extra layer of protection to your little one's noggin. 
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5. Mongoose Child's Skull Bicycle Helmet

Of course, not every kid wants to be the good guy – sometimes it's undeniably more fun to play the villain.

This spookily cool BMX-style helmet has a gnarly skull design embedded into it, and is sure to draw coos of admiration and squeals of fear in equal measure. It's almost like those empty eye sockets follow you around the room – brrrr...
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6. LA Sports Child's Monster Bicycle Helmet

As any monster fan will tell you, three eyes is always better than two.

Throw in a green-slime-covered head, rotting teeth protruding from an underbite and a pair of stripy horns (made of rubber, for extra protection against bumps and bangs), and you've got a textbook monster helmet by LA Sports
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7. Ferrari Child's Bicycle Helmet

If your child is something of a speed demon, this sleek Ferrari helmet might be just what they're after.

Okay, so maybe they can't pedal from 0-60mph in four seconds flat and hit a top speed of 170mph while screeching past the swings – but they'll definitely feel like they can, which is essentially the same thing at that age, right? 
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8. RockBros Unisex Bicycle Helmet With Glasses

Of course, adults need bicycle helmets too, and this one is particularly ingenious. As anyone who regularly rides a bike will tell you, getting stuff in your eyes while cycling – whether it's an insect or a sudden beam of blinding sunlight – is not only annoying, it can also be pretty dangerous.

This Rockbros design features a built-in visor that can be swiftly dropped down into place or raised back up into the helmet using the slider at the front of the helmet. Three different kinds of lenses are supplied: Dark, yellow and multicolour-tinted. Coo-el. 
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9. Bell Super 2 Unisex Bicycle Helmet

It's not easy making safety equipment look desirable, but Bell has actually managed just that with its Super 2 mountain-biking helmet.

A perfect storm of bold colours, quality materials and futuristic angles, it's almost cool enough to wear when you're not cycling. And, if you want to add an extra layer of protection, it's also available in to buy with a dirt-trail-style face shield that clicks in and out as needed. 
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