This is a trade facing website. Visit the ACT's consumer site thecyclingexperts.co.uk for information and advice on cycling and find your local independent cycle retailer.

Search News

Results: 71-80 of 923


21 Sep 2022

The Association of Cycle Traders has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will be funding support for business energy bills over the next six months.

20 Sep 2022

Bike for Good, the Glasgow-based cycling charity and social enterprise, today announced its partnership with Cytech the internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle...

20 Sep 2022

There is a growing movement demanding that roads be made safer for children to cycle to school, with local authorities being called on to redesign local roads and neighbourhoods to provide safer...

20 Sep 2022

Travel insurance comparison site, Comparethemarket, has compiled a list of the top 20 most Instagrammed cycling routes across Europe as inspiration for an exciting cycling break.

15 Sep 2022

BIES Retail has created a visual toolkit for all organisations, and the public sector during this time of mourning to show the country speaking with one voice of unity.

14 Sep 2022

The owner of a butcher ‘s shop in Ballater, Aberdeenshire has told the Daily Record of his shock at the death of the Queen, who was an often-seen figure in the town near Balmoral.

12 Sep 2022

The owners of a coffee shop in Kent have wanted that they may need to increase the price of coffees to £14 each to meet their rising energy costs.

12 Sep 2022

It has been announced that Monday 19 September will be a national Bank Holiday to mark the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral.

8 Sep 2022

We’re giving our support again to the #BikeIsBest campaign and particularly its latest billboard campaign which disputes the arguments that electric vehicles are a "catch-all" solution and...

8 Sep 2022

The new Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced the much-anticipated support plan to help households and businesses cope with rising energy costs.

Back to news menu

Government to bring forward ‘death by dangerous cycling’ law

Posted on in Cycles News

It has been reported that the Government is likely to introduce a causing death by dangerous cycling law as part of new legislation to be included in a Transport Bill which will begin its passage through Parliament later this year.

The law would see bike riders found guilty of the offence face the same punishment as drivers convicted of causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

According to Road:CC cyclists currently involved in crashes in which a pedestrian is killed or injured can face prosecution under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 for causing bodily harm through wanton or furious driving, which has a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment. They can also be charged with manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is quoted as saying:

“We need the cycling equivalent of death by dangerous driving to close a gap in the law and impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care.

“For example, traffic lights are there to regulate all traffic. But a selfish minority of cyclists appear to believe that they are somehow immune to red lights.

“We need to crack down on this disregard for road safety. Relatives of victims have waited too long for this straightforward measure.

“As we move into an era of sustained mass cycling, a thoroughly good thing, we must bring home to cyclists – too often themselves the victims of careless or reckless motoring – that the obligation to put safety first applies equally to every road user. There can be no exceptions.”

In 2020, 346 pedestrians were killed in road traffic collisions in Great Britain, but cyclists were only involved in four of those fatal crashes.

Back to news menu

Useful links

If you have any other queries please contact us.