01482 778 463
Client Focussed
No Win No Fee
Specialist Legal Teams
Hudgell Solicitors™ | Latest News | What to do if you are in a cycling accident

What to do if you are in a cycling accident

Wounded woman was falled off bicyle


Since last year’s Tour de France event in Yorkshire, cycling on Britain’s roads has taken off. With over 43% of the UK population now owning a bicycle, cycling is one of the cheapest, healthiest and most environmentally friendly modes of transport. To ensure safe riding, take a look at our comprehensive guide, and information on how to react if you are involved in a cycling accident.

Brits love to bikeTour de Yorkshire Schedule

According to statistics, the mileage cycled in the UK has risen by 20% over the last 15 years. This year, following the success of the Grande Departe, international cycling is returning to Yorkshire for the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire event, attracting thousands of spectators from across the region.

Amateur cyclists are being encouraged to take part in the event, which offers the unique opportunity for sportive riders to experience part of the course. The course will cover a variety of distances and will take place on the same day and the same roads as the final stage of the Tour (3rd May).

Safety on a bike

Generally, cycling is safe. There is international evidence to suggest that the “safety in numbers” theory has significantly helped to decrease cycling accidents. This is mainly thought to be down to the fact that there are now more cyclists on the roads, so drivers are now more aware of their safety and the potential risks of cycling accidents.

However, today’s perception is that cycling accidents are frequent and roads are too dangerous, which often dissuades commuters from using bikes. The best way to tackle this is through education. All road users rely on the safety of each other and it is essential that they can spot high-risk cycle accident situations:

How can drivers avoid causing cycling accidents?

  • Slow down
  • Always check blind spots
  • Allow plenty of space
  • Carefully overtake

What are common cycling accidents?

  • Motorist turning across the path of cyclist
  • Motorist emerging into the path of cyclist
  • Cyclist riding into the path of a vehicle
  • Cyclist riding too fast

With this is mind, we have created an infographic around some of the key facts and figures surrounding cycling accidents in the UK.

If you feel unsure about taking a bicycle onto the road, cycling training can not only offer you knowledge on how to cycle defensively and with caution, but valuable confidence in how to act in situations with busy traffic and multiple lanes.

Sam Jones, Campaigns Coordinator at CTC the national cycling charity said:

“As the national cycling charity, we heartily encourage people to rediscover the joy that comes through cycling. It’s a fun, healthy way of getting around that is open to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – something which increasingly more and more people are coming to realise.

“Until the UK has proper Space for Cycling, something which CTC actively campaigns for, high quality cycle training is available, and we thoroughly recommend it for the beginner and experienced cyclist alike.”  

 

If you have experienced a cycling accident, want to know more information about cycling accident claims, or just want to speak to somebody about this topic, please feel free to call us at: 0808 231 6051

 

Cycling Accidents in the UK

No Comments

Leave a Reply

*Required

Request a callback

Request A Callback

I am an existing client.










Or call us FREE on:

01482 778 463


trust pilot

The data you submit will only be used by Hudgell Solicitors and only for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry.
See full privacy policy.

Looking to see if you're eligible?

Get in touch for free legal advice

0808 159 7699

Call today to speak to an expert

OR
Start your claim

What Our Clients Think

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Dispute with EasyJet

"Although Hudgell offices were not local to us, there was no need for concern, as… "

Glyn

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Always on the ball

"Always on the ball! Great at what they do, very professional and fast with a… "

CHRISTOPHER CURTIS

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Excellent service

"Excellent service. Very happy with result. Thank you."

Miss Erika Panakova

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Was an easy process and the caseworker…

"Was an easy process and the caseworker was very informative and very knowledgeable on my… "

Rachel Fee

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Lovely business to deal with

"Lovely business to deal with. Would recommend to anyone."

Mrs Kelly Byrnes

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Great communication

"Great communication! My solicitor was lovely to deal with, open and listened to me."

Sue Ockendon

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very happy with how they managed my…

"Very happy with how they managed my claim. I would recommend them."

Mr Steve Roberts

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very helpful and truly understanding in…

"Very helpful and truly understanding in a very sensitive case would highly recommend to anyone"

Miss Sarah Morris

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Friendly

"Friendly, supportive and professional, couldn't ask for more."

Mr Adrian Fisher

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

A first class service with a heart too

"I never had claimed before and was quite apprehensive about dealing with claims solicitors as… "

M Sheikh

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

They made me feel that I wouldn’t be on…

"They made me feel that I wouldn’t be on my own after my experience. They… "

Mrs Melinda Diane Tovey

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

The service was excellent and Lauren…

"The service was excellent and Lauren Cartwright kept me well informed and gave good advice… "

Mr Roger Harrison

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Recommended company

"Excellent service, fully recommended. Efficient communication and reliable."

Mr R Taylor

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Hudgell took over my road traffic case…

"Hudgell took over my road traffic case from a different solicitors and successfully negotiated a… "

Mr JSW

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Hudgell Solicitors made my personal…

"Hudgell Solicitors made my personal injury claim so easy, they got me the treatment i… "

Mr Nick Todd

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

I have never used solicitors before

"I have never used solicitors before, my dealings with Hudgell have been excellent I have… "

David Varley

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Very helpful

"Very helpful"

Ethan Ferguson

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

First Class service

"Hudgell Solicitors are currently working on my case and I must say so far the… "

Emma Jeeves

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Always kept me up to date on all…

"Always kept me up to date on all correspondence concerning the case and acknowledged any… "

Mrs Anne Marie Wells

trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star trustpilot-star

Excellent solicitors kept us informed…

"Excellent solicitors kept us informed at all times and since it’s been a lengthy case… "

Anon

Rated 9.4 out of 10 based on 453 reviews

Powered by Trustpilot

Our offices

London

55 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1JU

VIEW DETAILS

Hull

No 2 @ The Dock
46 Humber Street
HU1 1TU

VIEW DETAILS

Leeds

10 Park Place
Leeds
LS1 2RU

VIEW DETAILS

© 2018 Hudgell Solicitors®. All Rights Reserved.

Hudgell Solicitors is a trading name of Neil Hudgell Limited | Director Dr. Neil Hudgell MA LLB (Hons) LLD | Registered in England No. 7078429 | Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority | SRA No. 521372 | VAT Registration No. 254 7802 90