The National Cycling Charity has just one major aim – to make sure as many people as possible have the chance to enjoy cycling without being in danger from climbing on a bike. They have been around for more than a century and they have welcomed thousands of people as members.
They are known for their campaigning and indeed they regularly run a variety of campaigns to raise awareness of cycling and various issues surrounding it. For example they have supported Cycle to Work Day every year and in 2013 20,000 commuters left the trains, buses and cars behind to support the initiative and cycle to work.
Another recent effort has been to support greater investments for those who cycle and indeed walk instead of using other modes of transport. The idea is the National Cycling Charity wants to see further investment in cycling to help reduce the number of people driving, especially those on shorter journeys. Other countries are well ahead of the UK in this respect and with a so-called obesity epidemic affecting the UK it is surely better to invest in healthier modes of transport for the short and the long-term.
Is cycling really safe?
Cycling is very safe if you are a good cyclist and you are aware of the potential dangers around you. Clearly more financial support in the cycling network and a better infrastructure would make it safer still and encourage more people to get on their bikes on a regular basis. The Cycle to Work Day is a great initiative but wouldn’t it be better if more of us cycled to work or school on a regular basis? The National Cycling Charity aims to support this over time so we can enjoy better journeys in future.
Could AAH assist you with a potential claim after a cycling accident?
Sometimes accidents do happen of course, but if you have been in a cycling crash that you believe was the fault of another person, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now. We can provide no-obligation advice and you can call our 24/7 enquiry line free of charge whenever it suits you. Remember you have three years from the date of the accident to call us, so get in touch as quickly as possible to get the ball rolling. It could be the most productive call you make on any day.Open Claim Calculator