Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 March 2015 - 5:52pm.
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent: a driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad day light was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist’s death.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 27 March 2015 - 4:31pm.
In a shocking display of insensitivity the Metropolitan Police announced to the media on 18th March that they would not refer the case of Michael Mason to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). This followed an announcement made only six days before, shortly before a vigil marking a year since Michael’s death, that the Met would refer the case to the CPS. This u-turn was broadly welcomed by the Cyclists Defence Fund (CDF), Michael’s family and other campaigners for justice.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 13 March 2015 - 3:25pm.
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.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 5 March 2015 - 1:39pm.
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.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 13 February 2015 - 11:30am.
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.
Submitted by CDF Co-ordinator on 6 February 2015 - 11:04am.
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.
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.