The Cyclists’ Defence Fund works to raise awareness of the law relating to cyclists.

This site provides information and advice about the legal aspects of cycling in the UK.

If you require legal assistance relating to cycling, you can apply here for support from the CDF.

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Police U-turn on prosecution in Michael Mason case

With support from the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, the family of 70-year-old Michael Mason who was hit from behind by a driver on Regent Street on 25 February 2014, have been fighting for answers as to why the police did not inform the CPS of the case. Michael died on 14 March, 19 days after the incident.

Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death

To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, together with the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13th March.

The legality of pedicabs

Pedicabs, or cycle rickshaws, provide transport for passengers on short, emission-free journeys.

The demand for this mode of transport has been strong, and pedicabs have become a colourful and vibrant part of the wider integrated transport network available in London. The regulations governing pedicabs outside of London have, however, made it difficult for this transport mode to develop to its full potential in other UK cities.

This article outlines the legal status of pedicabs across the UK.

In London

Volunteers wanted for road crime photography project

Model Dag Lindberg suffered serious injuries in a crash whilst he was cycling in London two years’ ago.

He is now using his experience as a model and as a road crash victim to create a photography exhibition to demonstrate to politicians and the public the extent and impact of road crime.

Met Police Re-Launch Operation Safeway

Three cyclists, and another 26 people, have lost their lives on London’s roads already this year. This is three times the number of people killed in the same period in 2014.

As a result, the Metropolitan Police have taken the decision to re-launch Operation Safeway, which started in 2013 after six cyclists were killed in just two weeks.

The operation will involve the deployment of more than 600 police officers at 166 key junctions in the city during morning and evening rush hours. The operation will last for six weeks.

Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case

London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.

'Pointless' prosecution of helmet-cam cyclist dropped

The Cyclists’ Defence Fund has welcomed a last-minute decision not to prosecute cyclist Kristian Gregory for allegedly straying slightly over a white line on a poorly designed and unclearly signed pavement cycle track.