Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 19 December 2014 - 3:49pm.
The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case. CDF is a linked charity established by CTC, the national cycling charity, with the remit to deal with issues related to cycling and the law.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 November 2014 - 7:12pm.
A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.
Kristian Gregory was fined in August on New Kent Road in London by a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) taking part in Operation Safeway, a high-profile Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) initiative aimed at improving both driver and cyclist safety.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 August 2014 - 10:56am.
FixersUK is a charity that helps motivated 16-25 year olds raise awareness of the issues that are most important to them in creative ways, by using multi-media techniques such as short films, graphic design and music. The completed projects are regularly featured on ITV News.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 26 August 2014 - 2:38pm.
The New Forest National Park Authority, responsible for the 220 square mile wooded reserve, has scrapped the planned implementation of a rural bicycle hire scheme which had already secured funding, a supplier and much public support.
The rental scheme, which would have been funded by a grant from the Department for Transport, would have provided locals and visitors to the park 250 bikes at 20 docking stations.
Kent Police has been ordered to review its investigation into the 2011 death of a cyclist after an internal report revealed a series of inadequacies, but concluded that the investigation had been carried out correctly overall.
Following a complaint from the family of Richard Jordan, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has told the Kent force it must review their concerns.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 4 August 2014 - 11:21am.
Last week, the Guardian’s Bike Blog editor, Peter Walker, reported on the paradoxical situation that Brighton residents find themselves in whereby Brighton’s Green Council encourages them to cycle but takes away their ability to store their bikes safely and securely.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 24 July 2014 - 11:01am.
CDF has agreed to support one cyclist’s challenge of a FPN he was given when he strayed out of a sub-standard cycle lane onto a shared use path. The cyclist, Kristian Gregory, had intended to cross a road that was sign-posted for cyclists but was stopped in his tracks by a Police Community Support Officer who slapped him with the £50 fine.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 1 July 2014 - 3:00pm.
Two CEMEX employees have cycled 600 miles to raise awareness of road safety and to raise funds for RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims.
Stuart Keighley and Al Laverty of CEMEX Readymix Central region cycled from the their Uddingston office near Glasgow to the Thorpe office near Heathrow in June over the course of five days, calling at three CEMEX offices along the way.