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Over £2000 raised for cyclist's FPN challenge

CDF’s appeal to fundraise £2000 for Alex Paxton’s challenge of an unfairly issued FPN has now raised £2333!

200 individual donors have given to the cause so far. Alex said his resolve to take the issue to court probably would have faltered had there not been such overwhelming support from donors. This week Alex requested his hearing in the Magistrates court.

Thank you to everyone who has supported this challenge so far.

Why CDF is supporting one cyclist's challenge of a FPN

This article was written for CTC, the national cycling charity’s website by CDF’s coordinator and CTC’s road safety campaigner, Rhia Weston.

A few weeks ago, Alex Paxton was issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for failing to stop at a red light, yet all he was doing was positioning himself in front of a car which had blocked the cycle box by positioning itself beyond the advanced stop line (ASL).

Challenging unfair fines given to cyclists

CDF is raising funds to support a cyclist’s legal challenge of an unfairly issued Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN).

CDF collaborates with CTC to launch Road Justice campaign

CTC – the national cycling charity – has launched the Road Justice campaign in collaboration with the Cyclists Defence Fund. The campaign seeks to take to task the police, the prosecution service and the judiciary over the way they treat bad driving and bad drivers.

The Road Justice campaign, which is supported by Slater & Gordon Lawyers, is calling for:

  • High quality and thorough police investigations of all road traffic collisions.
  • Better charging and prosecution decisions.

Mark Brummel memorial ride May 2013

On Sunday May 26th the Southampton Cycling Campaign embarked on the first annual ‘Brummel Bummel’ in memory of campaign member Mark Brummel who was killed whilst cycling in the New Forest in 2012.

45 people joined the ride, including CDF trustee Roger Geffen. Click here to see BBC South Today’s coverage of the ride.

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