Rules for cycling within parks can vary from one park to the next. Some parks, for example, do not permit cycling at all. Others set aside specific cycling tracks, while others permit cycling on paths shared with other park users. Whatever the specific rules may be, there are some basic rules that apply everywhere.
Basic rules for cycling within parks
In essence, these basic rules require people cycling within parks to:
- Behave in a responsible manner that does not endanger other park users, for example, cycling at reasonable speeds, avoiding collisions with pedestrians, only cycling within parks or areas of parks where it is permitted to do so
- Not cycling while under the influence of alcohol
These rules are there to prevent cycling accidents, so it is imperative that they are adhered to.
Park rules in general
Most areas have rules for use of park facilities not just for cyclists, but for all users. The reason for this is that the authorities or organisations responsible for such parks and the facilities provided therein have a legal duty of care towards visitors.
This means they must do everything within their power to prevent park accidents including cycling-related accidents, slips, trips and falls, injuries by playground equipment, and so on.
When park visits go bad
If you had the misfortune to be injured in a park through no fault of your own, be it by a slip, trip or fall, an accident involving a cyclist or an injury by defective playground equipment, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
When to claim
Claims for compensation following trips, slips or falls or any other kind of accident in the park must be brought into action within three years of the date the personal injury was sustained. In cases where children were injured in the park, claims must be initiated within three years of the child’s 18th birthday at the latest.
How to claim
You can get your claim started by contacting us, Accident Advice Helpline, via our website. Simply complete the 30-second test and we will contact you, or call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or 0800 689 0500 from a landline. After confirming that you are eligible to claim, we will provide you with the services of an in-house solicitor specialising in your type of personal injury claim. This solicitor will then support you all the way to the successful conclusion of your public liability claim process on a no-win, no-fee basis.