15 August 2012
The UK’s most famous bike shop, London based Condor cycles, has announced its partnership with leading law firm Leigh Day & Co to provide legal support for its customers and provide an assessment centre for those involved in collisions who want to get back on the bike.
Leigh Day & Co is already exclusively retained by British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation to provide legal advice to their memberships.
The firm provides a ‘ by cyclists - for cyclists’ service for the country’s fastest growing sport. The link with Condor will ensure customers are aware of their rights on the road and are fully protected following a collision, which isn’t their fault.
Leigh Day & Co clients will be referred to Condor’s assessment centre, which enables people who have suffered in the event of a collision to get back on their bikes. Condor can cater for the most seriously injured who may need adaptations to their bikes to enable them to ride again.
The Gray’s Inn Road based Condor was founded in 1948 and their bicycles have been ridden to World Championship gold medals, ridden in the Tour de France, and have been the choice of Tour de France Winner Bradley Wiggins who began his career riding in Condor colours.
The Rapha Condor Sharp professional cycling team continues to dominate the domestic cycling scene and will be prominent in the forthcoming Tour of Britain, which starts in Ipswich on September 9th 2012, other riders will include both the World Champion Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins.
Penny Knight, Head of the Cycling team at Leigh Day & Co said: “We are very confident that following the Olympics the ‘Wiggo effect’ is making a big difference to people’s attitudes. Lots of cyclists are reporting that rather than being beeped and jeered at by motorists they are more likely to be asked where their sideburns are”
“However the roads do need to be made safe, not just safer, and that means that cars and bikes need to co-exist and cycling must become integral to city and road planning for everyone’s benefit.”
Grant Young, Condor Cycles Managing Director said: “No matter the value of the bicycle, a Condor is special to each and every one of our customers. Bicycles that have been involved in collisions must be fully assessed. “
“We’ve worked with steels and other materials since 1948 and know the tell tale signs of trauma and stress on a bicycle frame and components that must be identified to avoid further incidents and also to ensure the rider is provided with the right product to continue their sport and favoured activity.
“We are confident of the cycling knowledge and experience Leigh Day & Co have in this field and excited about the partnership and service they can offer to Condor riders.
“In the past we’ve been contacted by solicitors working for our customers who have asked to know ‘the engine size of the bike! Leigh Day’s cycling team are keen cycling enthusiasts and understand what can happen on the road and all the facets of bicycle ownership.”
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