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Dear Santa ... may I have an R2D2 cycle helmet? (+ video)

Bell collaborates with Lucas Film on Star Wars range

Star Wars is going to be big news this Christmas, what with Episode VII: The Force Awakens due to hit cinemas in December. So if you're buying presents for a kid who is into not only the goings-on a long time ago in a galaxy far far away but also cycling, what better gift than this R2D2 cycle helmet made by Bell and spotted in Walmart?
Star Wars star Harrison Ford snapped riding Genesis bike in London

Okay, you may not have a branch of the world's biggest retailer round the corner (though they do own Asda) but you can find the helmet online – there are some going on eBay here, though there are some differences to the one in the video.

Bell is collaborating with Lucas Film on a limited edition range of helmets, so if you'd rather be a stormtrooper or Boba Fett or even Darth Vader than a cheeky little droid that gives you backchat  in beeps, they have that covered too …

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Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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