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McEwen father and son support helmet use

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
May 22, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:24 BST
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Latest Cycling News for May 22, 2007

Robbie McEwen may be known for his all-out sprinting, but he knows that safety is important. And as...

Robbie McEwen may be known for his all-out sprinting, but he knows that safety is important. And as a father, he also knows that the safety of children on their bikes is very important. That is why he and his son Ewan are heading up a campaign with the Belgian "Q8" chain of gas stations to provide 10,000 cycling helmets for children from five to 12 years-old.

The helmets, which normally cost €35, will be sold at Q8 stations in Belgium and Luxembourg for only €9.90, from May through September of this year. All helmets will bear McEwen's signature.

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