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The law around e-bikes and e-scooters explained

News article published on: 16th September 2020

E-bikes and e-scooters are the new rides on the block. To many they are the micro-mobility revolution that will deliver low carbon, cheap, urban travel. To others they are cheating. Or dangerous. Or illegal. As with any new technology, micro-mobility devices offer opportunities and challenges, and lawmakers have the job of regulating them so that […]

Case Study: ‘Beer Bike’ collision with cyclist causing significant dental injuries

News article published on: 28th August 2020

Andrew Middlehurst, Solicitor in the Osbornes cycling team, settled a claim recently for a cyclist using a hire scheme bike who was hit and then dragged along by a ‘Beer Bike’. Our client suffered significant dental injuries and had to seek emergency treatment. The Beer Bike operators allowed riders to drink alcohol on board while […]

The importance of parks for cycling

News article published on: 9th June 2020

I ventured outside the comfort of my home this past weekend for the first time in 11 weeks. As I walked through Greenwich Park seeing many children cycling it got me thinking about my own childhood and learning to ride a bike. All the children in my area would head to the same local park […]

Helmet Cameras: Personal Safety and the Law

News article published on: 11th May 2020

Helmet cameras have become one of the must-have items for cyclists, especially those commuting to and from work.  They offer cyclists a way to capture their ride for both pleasure and protection. As a cyclist, it can be frustrating to be cut up by drivers and, when an accident is caused, in most cases it […]

Anticipated rise in cyclists: reflecting on recent Streetspace announcement

News article published on: 7th May 2020

I recently settled a case and recovered damages for injuries sustained by a cyclist who was struck by a car while using a cycle lane. I thought of the case again when the Mayor of London released his London Streetspace plan, yesterday, to accommodate a likely increase in cyclists once lockdown restrictions are lifted. My […]

Around the World In One Day for NHS Charities

News article published on: 7th May 2020

On Thursday 30th April 2020 I took part in a 240 mile cycle, raising money for the NHS.  This ride was to be done in my living room on Zwift. World in One Day was started by Mark Beaumont to get people to cycle up to 240 miles to raise support and funds for frontline […]

Boom time for bikes – London Mayor’s new Streetspace plan announced

News article published on: 7th May 2020

Yesterday Sadiq Khan unveiled his ‘London Streetspace’ programme designed to transform London’s streets to accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased. Stuart Kightley, Managing Partner commented “The plan is to be welcomed and hopefully it will become permanent, with more people taking up cycling to […]

Highway code refresher for cyclists

News article published on: 5th May 2020

As we start week 7 of lockdown, there is one thing that is more noticeable on the roads…cyclists. Whether you are a regular, or novice to cycling, people are certainly using their exercise time to get out on their bikes. If you are new to cycling, or even a regular, it is important to understand […]

Staying safe whilst cycling during the COVID-19

News article published on: 9th April 2020

We are all having to change our lifestyles as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on society. At the time of writing this blog, cycling is permitted, either as a form of transport to work for those who cannot work from home, or as a form of individual exercise. Even if you’re […]

5 ways to keep fit and healthy during COVID-19

News article published on: 1st April 2020

COVID-19 is an unprecedented time for us all. Over a period of weeks there has been transition and change to employment, transport, education as well as to our daily routines. Working from home has become the norm for the majority, and non-essential travel is to be avoided unless deemed necessary. At present, individuals in the […]

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