Legal advice for cyclists
Cycling is a simple pleasure – a bike can be acquired for next to nothing and you don’t require a licence or any specialist equipment – but whatever type of cyclist you are, it pays to know your rights and responsibilities in law.
We’ve teamed up with leading law firm Shoosmiths Access Legal to provide advice about cycling and the law and provide key tips. If you are a cyclist seeking compensation following a road traffic collision, it is vital that you choose a law firm that understands cyclists, the laws affecting them and the injuries and losses cyclists can suffer.
Should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision or crash, make sure that the solicitors you use have long-standing partnerships with leading treatment and rehabilitation providers, cycle specialist accident investigators and barristers who specialise in this area of work. They can even help when the other parties involved in the road traffic collision are uninsured or untraceable.
When you invest in cycle insurance from the ETA, you enjoy a host of benefits including new-for-old replacement (whatever the age of your bike), protection against accidental damage, third party cover up to £5 m and free legal advice. The ETA is a name you can trust; after all, The Good Shopping Guide names us as Britain’s most ethical insurance company. If you have any questions about cycling and the law, you can contact our dedicated helpline on 0845 389 1050.
Download the app
Cycling and the Law is now available as an app for iPhone.
The app features our extensive list of questions and answers, an ‘ask us a question’ feature and a daily feed of cycling news penned by our residents’ cyclists.
You can find out more about the Cycling and the Law app here.
Download the free e-book
We’ve also transformed Cycling and the Law into an e-book, making it even easier to read and share this handy guide for cyclists.
Just click here or on the image to the right to download your free copy.
If you would like some printed copies for your cafe, cycle shop, cycling group or anywhere else useful, email us and we’ll do our best to help.