Streamlined design comfortable protection

Helmet Liners

Streamlined design
comfortable protection

Lightweight technology with optimum protection was the focus for IDC Models when they produced the helmet liners for the British Olympic cycling team.

IDC Models produced the cycle helmet liners used by the British Cycling Team at the London 2012 Olympics. These were made on site using IDC Models’ high-tech prototyping facilities.

The cycle helmets were first and foremost designed for optimum safety, but also needed to be lightweight and streamlined for speed. IDC was able to apply its wide knowledge in this field, having previously developed the revolutionary anti-rotation Phillips motorcycle helmets. IDC developed the core safety component of the helmets, the liners. Each liner fits in the space between the aerodynamic outer shell of the helmet and the cyclist’s skull, so it was essential that it provided maximum protection in case of an accident.

The helmet liners were manufactured from Styrofoam, which was selected for its light weight and excellent impact absorption. The liners were machined using IDC’s Rye CNC milling machine. Forty helmet liners were produced, which then went on to have the final casing with British team graphics applied.

This is the second time IDC Models were selected to produce the cycle helmets for the British team, (at Beijing and London) and on both occasions the team achieved gold medals. Hopefully they will have the same success at Rio 2016.