As we increasing become a nation of cyclists, both recreational and competitive, membership organisations such as British Cycling continue to grow. British Cycling is the national governing body for cycle racing in Great Britain. It represents Britain at the world body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and selects national teams, including the Great Britain (GB) Cycling Team for races in Britain and abroad.
British Cycling is investing millions in cycling facilities across the country every year. They also bring some of the world's top cycling events to the UK. British Cycling is working with the Central Government to protect the future of cycle racing on the road.
"To anyone hesitating I would urge them to take up membership of British Cycling, it was one of the most sensible things I've ever done. I am glad they have chosen to work with Leigh Day"
- cycling client
Members of British Cycling gain access to a vast range of information, from competitions, race results and cycling techniques to advice on road safety and equipment. British Cycling offers two types of membership, Ride membership and Race membership. Ride membership is for commuters, sportive riders and other riders who do not race, whereas Race membership is for competitive cyclists. Both memberships qualify for free legal advice from Leigh Day if you are involved in an accident which is not your fault. British Cycling has an incident helpline for members who have been involved in an incident whilst riding their bike. They will arrange advice and representation from us on your behalf.
Case Study: Cherie Pridham – British Cycling
Cherie is now Team Manager of professional cycling's Team Raleigh. Whilst she was still a professional cyclist herself we represented her on 2 occasions when she was hit by passing vehicles which did not stop. We were able to assist Cherie in claiming compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau, a government body funded by insurers to provide compensation to victims of road traffic collisions involving untraced or uninsured drivers.
Case Study: Gary Priestley
In December 2008 Gary, a British Cycling member, was on a club run cycling down a country lane when a dog ran out from a farm and attacked him and another cyclist in the group. Gary came off his bike and suffered a compound fracture to his left elbow. We were able to identify insurers for the dog and they accepted liability for Gary's on the basis that the dog should not have been allowed to go onto the road where it was an obvious danger to road users.