The Cyclists’ Defence Fund

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

CDF is a charity which offers help with cyclists' legal cases and provides information about the legal aspects of cycling in the UK.

Legal help

Use this site to find out what legal help is available for your case and whether you are elgible for help from CDF.

Legal information

Use this site to find out legal information that can help you if you’ve been in a crash, or if you want to know about the law relating to red lights, advanced stop lines, riding on the pavement, and cycling on one-way streets.

You can also find in-depth articles about cycling and the law including how to challenge a fixed penalty notice, how to legally store your bike in your front garden, correct cycle lighting, the law for cyclists hit by car doors, using public law in cycle campaigning and much more.

Latest News

Upset the idiots - get a t-shirt

Fed up with being shouted at by irate drivers, annoyed with the barrage of nasty comments on Twitter from cyclist haters, sick of people telling you to pay road tax?

Rejoice in their negativity and ignorance by getting on your bike and wearing an 'Upset the idiots' t-shirt, but get one before 30 November or you'll miss out. 

One step closer to equal rights for cyclists

Thanks to emails sent by supporters of CTC, the national cycling charity to the Ministry of Justice backing changes to the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (the 'Victims Code'), cyclists hit by careless drivers are now one step closer to having the same rights as victims of other crimes. 

Victims of crime are entitled to various rights under the Victims Code, including access to information about police investigations and victim support services. But historically, victims of road crime have been treated differently to other victims. 

Helmet laws don't reduce head injuries

No correlation between helmet laws and reduced head injury rates

A major Canadian study has found no link between laws that make it illegal to cycle without a helmet and reduced head injury rates. The study has suggested governments provide bike infrastructure to protect cyclists instead. 

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