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Jewish inventor's folding crash helmet

    Jeffrey Woolf picture holding a helmet
    Jeffrey Woolf picture holding a helmet

    The experience of surviving a bicycle accident has prompted a Jewish inventor to design protective headgear that folds in half.

    After his accident, Jeffrey Woolf, who received an OBE for services to innovation and business, was shocked to discover that a high percentage of cyclists do not wear one because they find them too cumbersome to carry.

    The 54-year-old hopes his patented fold-up helmet, which goes on sale next spring, will encourage more adults and children to wear them.

    He said: “I would have never survived without my helmet.”

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