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Help secure equal rights for road crime victims: act now! News
CTC is backing proposed changes to the Victims' Code (England & Wales) that would stop road crime victims being left out from it. To ensure that they also get equal rights, nearly 1800 people contacted the Government in support of CTC's proposals over 3 days!
Richard Durrant on stage during his Cycling Music tour 2015
'Cycling Music' tour raises funds for CDF News
CTC's Cyclists' Defence Fund thanks guitarist Richard Durrant for raising funds for the charity and awareness of the support it provides to the UK's cyclists.
Lorry by Michele Solmi via by Creative Commons
Regulator bans haulage operators whose driver killed cyclist News
Two transport managers responsible for hiring a driver who killed a cyclist by careless driving have had their licences to operate revoked.
Funds raised to prosecute driver who hit Michael Mason, pictured
Raising funds through film News
A supporter of the Cyclists' Defence Fund has raised £215.60 for the ‘Justice for Michael’ appeal by showing a screening of the documentary ‘Bikes vs Cars’.
Rogue vehicle operators need to be held accountable for cyclists' deaths
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators News
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
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New figures suggest more killer drivers are going unpunished News
The number of drivers found guilty of any 'causing death' offence in England and Wales dropped by 11% between 2013 and 2014, even though the number of people killed on the roads has recently shown an upward trend.
GTO by Reece Garside photography via Flickr Creative Commons
Cyclist with a cause News
Charlie Sinclair will donate the proceeds from the screening of 'Bikes vs Cars' to the Cyclists' Defence Fund's Justice for Michael appeal.
Daniel Squire was killed whilst training for an Ironman Triathlon
An incomprehensible travesty of justice News
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent. A driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad daylight was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist's death.
Roger Geffen at Michael Mason vigil. Photo by Joe Dunckley
We need road crash victims' rights Blog
The insensitive treatment of Michael Mason's grieving family by the Metropolitan Police is representative of the experience of many road crash victims. CTC's Rhia Weston explains the need for the Victims Bill to enshrine the rights of those victimised by road crime.
Photo by Joe Dunckley: Michael Mason vigil by  Stop Killing Cyclists.
Police add insult to injury in Mason case News
Insensitivity follows further injustice, the Metropolitan Police now say they will not refer the Michael Mason case to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Michael Mason, who was killed cycling on Regent Street
Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death News
To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13 March, with the support of the Cyclists' Defence Fund.
Cyclist and police car
Traffic police and other enforcement agencies Campaigning Views
More effective traffic policing is crucial for cyclists, and also helps tackle one of the biggest fears that many others have about taking up cycling in the first place - namely, bad driving...
Driver at wheel
Traffic law and enforcement: Overview Campaigning Views
Laws against bad driving and their enforcement should aim to protect all road users, including cyclists, from intimidation and injury.
Driver at wheel of car
Common driving offences Campaigning Views
Tackling common, bad driving offences effectively would help create a safer and more attractive environment for cycling and walking....
Michael Mason
Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case News
London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.
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Prosecutors and courts Campaigning Views
To reinforce the message that driving that endangers other road users is socially unacceptable, prosecutors and courts should not dismiss 'dangerous' driving as merely 'careless'.
Handing CTC's 'Road Justice' policing report to ACPOs head of roads policing
Critical report is not tough enough on police and prosecutors News
Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have been criticised in a watchdog’s report published today, but CTC says some of the criticisms should have been even sharper.
Driver at wheel
The legal framework and sentencing policy Campaigning Views
The legal framework and sentencing for driving offences need to reinforce the message that endangering other road users is unacceptable.
Michael Mason
Funding appeal for Michael Mason’s family News
The Cyclists' Defence Fund launches a funding appeal to help get justice for Michael Mason.
Cyclists
Cyclists' behaviour and the law Campaigning Views
Cyclists should behave responsibly and legally, but the law should recognise that they do little harm and should not have to choose between keeping safe and obeying rules...
Michael Mason
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.
New Kent Road, London - where cyclist Kristian was fined
Put an end to over-zealous fining in London News
After cyclist Kristian Gregory posted helmet-cam footage of himself being fined for straying from a sub-standard cycle track, the Met Police say they will ease off 'over-zealous' enforcement on this spot. However, Kristian still faces a possible fine, as do many others fined for similar 'offences'.
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate
CTC holds expert panel debate on sentencing News
Follow CTC's debate on sentencing on Twitter using #CTCdebate The debate starts at 9am on Friday 13 June.
Road Justice petition handed to national policing lead for cycling News
Road Justice campaigners and road crash victims handed over a petition calling for better roads policing this week to the national policing lead for cycling at the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
Alan with his custom built Girostorino bike frame
Birthday boy donates to CDF Blog
Cycle North Wales member Alan Belton raised £470 for the Cyclists' Defence Fund at his 65th birthday celebration dinner.
CTC and CDF are now linked charities News
CTC and the Cyclists' Defence Fund have been officially linked.
Alex hopes the decision encourages police not to always resort to FPNs
CPS drops fixed penalty notice prosecution News
This week the Crown Prosecution Service discontinued proceedings against a cyclist for failing to stop at a red light.
Alex Paxton challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice
Trial date for cyclist's FPN challenge News
Alex Paxton, the 27 year-old cyclist who is challenging a fixed penalty notice, appeared at Lavender Hill Magistrates Court this afternoon. He pleaded not guilty and a trial date was set for 5th December.
Cyclist’s Fixed Penalty Notice legal challenge listed this week for London court. Press Release
Following a successful round of crowd-funding, the Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF),a charity set up by CTC, the national cycling charity, to fund precedent setting cases involving cycling and the law, will support a 27-year-old cyclist from Putney as he challenges a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) .
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after appeal raises £2300 for legal fees. Press Release
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton who is challenging the FPN he received a month ago in London. Individual donors have given a total of £2333.
Alex Paxton is challenging an unfairly issued FPN
Cyclist to challenge Fixed Penalty Notice after £2300 raised for legal fees. News
Cyclists have shown overwhelming support for Alex Paxton's challenge of the FPN he received a few weeks ago. Individual donors have given a total of £2669.50. Alex has submitted his request for a hearing in the Magistrates court to contest the FPN.
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Cyclists' Defence Fund challenges Sheffield Council on dangerous roads Press Release
The Cyclists’ Defence Fund (CDF), a charity set up to challenge legal issues affecting cyclists, has served notice on Sheffield City Council Highways that it considers one of its iconic roads to be 'out of repair'.
The road where Daniel Cadden was stopped by police
Cyclist who refused to stay in the gutter wins re-trial News
A cyclist who was found guilty last year of inconsiderate cycling, whilst cycling in accordance with the National Standard for cycle training, has today won a re-trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

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