Little support for outright ban, while one in three think there are bigger issues to address

According to two out of five road.cc users, using an iPod while cycling should be discouraged but not banned, while one and three believe that the whole issue is a red herring and there are much bigger problems facing cyclists out there.

Meanwhile, only a little over one in seven say that the practice should be outlawed, while even fewer, just under one in eight of you, feel that it’s no more dangerous than a car stereo.

Those are the results from the poll we have been running over the past couple of weeks from the poll we ran following AA President Edmund King’s comments that cyclists needed to be made aware of the risks of riding a bike while listening to music.

In all, 357 votes were cast, and the full results of the poll were:

It's dangerous and should be illegal – 15% (52 votes)
It should be discouraged but not banned – 40% (144 votes)
It's no more dangerous than a car stereo – 12% (42 votes)
It's a red herring - there are much bigger problems out there – 33% (119 votes)

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.