Death by dangerous cycling ? Really ?

Government proposals to introduce a dangerous cycling law just show how lop sided their priorities are .450 pedestrians killed on UK roads in 2016 and 3 of them by cyclists.Yes, a law that describes ‘wanton and furious cycling’ is clearly a law for another time and needs updating but it’s cyclists who need more protection, just as much as pedestrians do . They  are far more likely to be the victim than the perpetrator. Recent fine work on the ‘close pass’ by West Midlands police shows just how vulnerable a cyclist is every day.Just one false move by a motorist and a cyclist is dead or seriously hurt. There’s a hierarchy of vulnerability on our roads , pedestrians especially kids and the elderly , are at the top. Cyclists are a very close...

Victory at Central London County Court !

After 5 years of litigation , we settled a case at the court door on Monday . My client, a secondary school teacher , could not pursue his hobby of football refereeing and our case was that he may have gone on to do this professionally. A particular outrage was that the defendants raised dishonesty without any basis whatsover. Because there have been cases where dishonest claimants have lost and had to pay the defendants’ legal costs, the opposition are trying it on where they have no evidence for it in our opinion. This case is not the only one where we have experienced this.A great win for a completely honest cyclist with a lifelong knee...

Cycle to the Lane

Excited about meeting with George Parkinson of Spurs tomorrow am at the Spurs ground to discuss our campaign to ENABLE ,not encourage , Spurs fans to cycle to the new ground when it opens in September. We still retain our ambition to have hundreds of hire bikes outside Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale stations in time for the first home game. Will be talking to Ofo tomorrow after I meet with Spurs. They still need to agree terms with Haringey Council but nothing like the start of the new season to focus minds…  ...

Great wins for cyclists

We have celebrated several wins for cyclists at Cycle Legal in recent months, a settlement for a lady’s broken foot from a lorry turning left (ltl) after a long running denial ; a 25% win close to a liability only trial for a client who was accused by a witness of going on to the pedestrian refuge while crossing a junction; a mighty win on a severe brain injury case a week from a two day High Court trial where we went from a blank denial for 3 years , expert engineering evidence to look at bus cctv , a 75/25 offer in our favour, a 90/10 offer a month from trial and then eventually , they completely folded. Exhausting but so rewarding to win it for the client who, like so many head injured cyclists, cannot recall the accident. That case deserves an article on its own(!) of which more...

CYCLE TO THE LANE

DID A TALK AT THE HACKNEY CYCLING CONFERENCE ABOUT OUR CYCLE TO THE LANE CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE MORE SPURS FANS TO CYCLE TO THE NEW GROUND. IT WAS REALLY POSITIVE AND THE FEEDBACK WAS BRILLIANT,MANY SAYING THEY’D NEVER THOUGHT OF FOOTBALL AND MUSIC FANS CYCLING TO EVENTS.NEED TO WORK NOW WITH DOCKLESS HIRE BIKE PROVIDERS SINCE HARINGEY DON’T HAVE AN AGREEMENT IN PLACE.OFO SPONSORED THE EVENT SO MADE A COUPLE OF CONTACTS THERE…GREAT...