Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November: All tracks open. The MX will be open from 9.00 on Saturday but the Trail loops not until 11.00. The Trail loops will only be suitable for experienced riders as they will be wet and slippery after the heavy rain this week.


Helmets are Compulsory

Bénin. West Africa

maddix park mx

Since the 2nd August, wearing a “helmet” has been compulsory in the Republic of Bénin, West Africa.  However there are no “quality control” regulations (as yet).  In general, the locals respect the new law. -they do cover their heads.  However, they have shown great inventiveness in their quest to abide by the law in the cheapest manner possible. Quality and security do not appear to enter into the equation.

The government is aware of the situation but, because of resistance to the law, it is focusing on getting the people used to the idea of wearing something on their heads before moving to stage 2 and attacking the quality of the helmet.

Rapporte de La Nouvelle Tribune, quotidien béninois

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