Campaign

Cyclists' Defence Fund

Introduction

The Cyclists Defence Fund

The Cyclists' Defence Fund (CDF) was set up in 2001 by CTC in response to the case of Darren Coombes, a nine year old cyclist who suffered brain damage from a collision with a motorist. CTC became concerned after the driver’s insurers responded to Darren’s claim for damages by counter-suing his parents for contributory negligence because Darren was not wearing a helmet.

Although the insurer's counter-claim was ultimately defeated, CDF was formed in the aftermath to defend cyclists in similar cases with the potential to influence the legal system's handling of cycling-related issues.  CDF was later constituted as a charity whose remit can encompass all aspects of cycling and the law.

Visit CDF's website to read more about the charity and the services it offers.  

 

Recent Campaign Activity

Cyclists’ Defence Fund to support Michael Mason’s family quest for justice Press Release
The bereaved family of cyclist Michael Mason will begin their quest for justice after the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF) confirmed today (Friday 19 December) that it will provide funding to support their case.
MPs and bereaved families discuss criminal driving News
MPs and relatives of road crash victims came together yesterday to discuss the justice system’s handling of criminal driving and the desperate improvements needed in order to ensure victims get access to justice.
The location where the fine was issued
Summons for cyclist fined for pavement cycling News
A cyclist whose legal challenge is being supported by the Cyclists' Defence Fund has received a court summons for failing to pay a fine for pavement cycling.
John Radford
Driver facing jail for seriously injuring CTC councillor News
This week the driver who hit John Radford in July 2013 was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Michael Gledhill faces up to five years in jail and John's family a life sentence.

Archive

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

 

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