ellemacpherson_cyclingscandal.jpgElle Macpherson has fired back at criticism that she put her son's life in danger, after allowing him ride on the handlebars of her bicycle.

"I don't know what the fuss was all about. I love my children and would never put them in any danger. He was wearing a crash helmet and I wasn't going very fast," said the supermodel.

Macpherson hasn't had an easy time of it lately, as well as those nagging retirement rumours, she has come under further disapproval of her connection with convicted drug smuggler, Brian Burgess.

As for whether she will continue to ride that bike of hers, Elle is adamant: "I would never stop cycling. We have so much fun and, besides, it helps keeps me in shape."

Fair call, I'd say.