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Services for Cyclists

Unfortunately cyclists are more likely to be killed or seriously injured than anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident, sustaining substantial injuries and suffering long term physical and financial hardship.

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Regardless of the type of cyclist you are, if you're involved in an accident that isn't your fault we can help in securing no-win no-fee compensation for injuries sustained.

Numerous members of CWJ are active club, commuting and social cyclists and as such have a thorough understanding of the difficulties faced by cyclists in everyday life. This means that you can rely on us to provide you with a unique and helpful relationship especially if you have been involved in a bicycle accident and are looking to bring a personal injury claim for damages.

We also know that cyclists are normal people and have day jobs and other needs, so we are not just here to help you with the result of cycling accidents but also to assist you to:

For a free consultation or to claim compensation for cycling accident injuries, call our specialist Cycling Accident Solicitors on  01689 887887 or for advice on your personal injury claim please complete either the ‘Request a call back’ or ‘Make an enquiry' forms on the right hand side of this page.

Read our personal injury FAQs, which addresses questions such as “am I eligible to make a personal injury claim”, “how is my injury claim pursued”, “how long will my personal injury claim take” and “how much compensation will I receive from my injury claim”?

We help cyclists injured in cycling accidents through no fault of their own to get compensation and represent cyclists from across the country and are pleased to be connected to the GS Avanti Cycling Club and to sponsor their flagship Kentish Killer Sportive. Once again Alex Wormald, a keen triathlete and one of CWJ's personal injury and medical negligence partners took part in the Kentish Killer.

Click here to watch our video for a full account of Alex’s experience.

If you have suffered a cycling accident in the last three years call us today on 01689 887887 to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors. Or simply submit your details on our brief online claim form and we will contact you shortly.

Read our personal injury FAQs, which addresses questions such as “am I eligible to make a personal injury claim”, “how is my injury claim pursued”, “how long will my personal injury claim take” and “how much compensation will I receive from my injury claim”?

Our top 10 Tips for Safer Cycling

1. Ensure your bike is roadworthy
Regularly check your brakes and tyre pressures. Don't ignore any strange noises, vibrations, or jumping gears – they usually indicate a problem.

2. Know how to control your bike
Learn how to shift your body weight when making an emergency stop, be able to swerve safely, use your gears properly, control the bike while looking directly behind and confidently ride with one hand.

3. Don't be afraid to use roads
Cycling in parks and on cycle paths is great fun, but being able to use the road gives you the freedom cycling was intended to give you. Cycling on the pavement, even considerately, is against the law. If you are nervous about cycling on the road, attend a training course.

4. Know how to position yourself in traffic
Ride away from the kerb, never in the gutter, and at least a car-door's width away from parked cars. Ride in the stream of traffic when you can match its speed. If you have to ride close to slower moving traffic or parked cars (for example on a narrow road), do so slowly so you have time to react to hazards (such as an opening door).

5. Remember to look behind you
Check behind yourself frequently, especially before changing position on the road. This attracts the attention of drivers as well as ensuring that you know what is happening around you.

6. Ensure clear road communication
Communicate your intentions with hand signals and correct road positioning. Don't signal without looking behind first – it may be unsafe.

7. Know how to approach junctions
Approach junctions in the middle of your lane, whether you are turning left or right or going straight ahead. This prevents dangerous overtaking from traffic behind. At traffic lights the least safe option is to undertake (on the left), so either wait your turn or consider overtaking (on the right) to get to the front before pulling in to the stream of traffic when it starts moving.

8. Know how to approach roundabouts
Arrive at, and move through, roundabouts in the middle of the most appropriate lane.

9. Be aware of large vehicles
Never cycle on the kerb side of any large vehicle at a junction – if you're in the driver's "blind spot", they won't be able to see you if they turn left. Always maintain enough distance behind or in front of any large vehicle so the driver can see you. If you can't see the mirrors, the driver probably can't see you.

10. Get some cycle training
If you are unsure about any of the points above, go on a training course. Check with your local authority for any subsidised or free training opportunities they might offer. Visit the ROSPA website.