News from 2015

How will the proposed increase in the Small Claims limit affect cyclists?

In this guest blog post, Oliver Jeffcott, a personal injury solicitor with Slater and Gordon Lawyers outlines the implications of an increase in the small claims limit for cyclists injured in road crashes. 

'Upset the idiots' t-shirts receive Marmite response and raise £1513

The 'Upset the Idiots' t-shirts designed by a CDF supporter to raise funds for the charity were met with responses more often reserved for Marmite. 

Upset the idiots t-shirt

Manifesto published to tackle construction vehicle danger to cyclists

The Construction Industry Cycling Commission (CICC) has published a 10-point manifesto for change to tackle the disproportionate amount of cyclist fatalities caused in collisions with construction vehicles. 

The manifesto has been developed following research commissioned by CICC. The research, which focused on fatal collisions in London, found that: 

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. 

Novel fundraising from road.cc

road.cc's stay awesome t-shirt

The cycling news and reviews site road.cc has come up with a novel way to raise funds for the Cyclists' Defence Fund. 

Cyclist's family match donations for private prosecution

Michael Mason was killed whilst cycling in London

The bereaved family of Michael Mason, who was hit whilst cycling in London in February 2014, have offered to match donations to fund a private prosecution of the driver involved in the crash. 

Do you really need cycling insurance?

Cycling insurance is important in case you have a crash

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