Donate to CDF

Thank you for considering making a donation to the Cyclists’ Defence Fund.

CDF supports cyclists’ legal challenges and works to improve knowledge and understanding of the law as it relates to cycling. Much of the support we give to cyclists in need is dependent on donations from individuals.

Please help us to keep fighting for the rights of cyclists by making a donation today.

Donate via PayPal or JustGiving

You can give a single donation to CDF via Paypal or JustGiving. Please click on the buttons on the right hand side or follow the links below. 

Donate via PayPal.

Donate via JustGiving.

* Please note that when you donated via JustGiving you will be asked whether you want to receive updates from JustGiving. If you choose not to receive updates CDF will not receive your contact details and we will not be able to get in touch with you to let you know how your money has been spent.

Set up a monthly donation

Monthly giving is a convenient way to donate and ensures CDF receives a steady, predictable source of income.

You can set up a monthly donation via JustGiving. Just follow this link and make sure to select 'regular donation'. 

Raise money through sponsorship

You can also use JustGiving to set up your own fundraising page and raise money for CDF through sponsorship. Follow this link and click on 'fundraise for us' for more information about setting up a fundraising page. 

Donate by text message

Donating by text message is a quick and easy way to make a donation to CDF whilst on the go. Simply text 'BIKE 38' followed by the amount you want to give, for example, 'BIKE 38 £5' to 70070.

We will not use your phone number to call you.

By post

If you'd rather not donate online or by text, you can send a cheque to CDF in the post.

Please make cheques payable to 'Cyclists’ Defence Fund' (please do not make cheques payable to Cycling UK), and send to:

Cyclists’ Defence Fund
c/o  Cycling UK 
Railton Road

If you are donating in response to an appeal, please include a note in the envelope with your cheque to let us know which appeal.

Adding Gift Aid to your donation

If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim Gift Aid on top of your donation. Gift Aid enables us to reclaim the basic rate tax you pay as a UK taxpayer. That means an extra 25p for every £1 you give. All that is required is a one off declaration from you that can be made by post or email.

For CDF to claim Gift Aid on your donation, please download a Gift Aid form and send it in with your donation or email it to

In April 2000, the Gift Aid scheme was extended to apply to any donation of any value, regular or one off, allowing charities to claim tax relief at the basic rate on donations made by individuals. The Cyclists’ Defence Fund can re-claim tax at a ‘basic rate’ of 25%.

N.B.: you must have paid an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that we will reclaim on your donation in the tax year that your gift is received.

If you pay tax at the higher rate you are entitled to claim further tax relief in your annual self assessment tax return. You can also choose to donate the additional money you save to us.

Should your circumstances change or you no longer wish to subscribe to the scheme, then you can cancel your declaration at any time either by phone or in writing.

If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, then please contact the Inland Revenue directly by phone on their Gift Aid help line 0845 302 0203 or online at


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