Following the success of the GB team in cycling events at the London Olympics in 2012, the popularity of the sport has grown over the past few years. With more and more people using bikes to get around and keep fit, it’s becoming a more popular mode of transport.
Although there are dedicated bike trails dotted all over the country, many people who ride a bike don’t do so in a cross country environment. In fact, many people who regularly ride their bikes do so around their local areas, and maybe even on their way to and from work.
By using a bike rather than a car or van to commute, riders can improve their health and beat the traffic as well. In addition to this, many people commit to using a bike rather than driving a car every day in order to limit their negative impact on the environment. As well as being a cheaper method of transportation, riding a bike can have many advantages.
However, if you’re planning on using your bike regularly, you’ll want to do so safely. As traffic on the roads can get very heavy, particularly in peak hours, some cyclists find it difficult to ride on the busier rides.
Despite the increasing use of cycle lanes on city roads, cars, vans and bikes can often jostle for position, and cyclists are often overtaken by passing vehicles. While this is a legal manoeuvre, it should only be performed safely, and not when it will put a driver or rider at risk of injury.Open Claim Calculator
Unfortunately, numerous cyclists are hurt on our roads each year, and many are left with serious or even life-threatening injuries. If you’ve been cycling and have suffered an accident in Byfleet, you may want to take action against those responsible.
If your accident in Byfleet involved a collision which wasn’t your fault, or if you were struck by another vehicle, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to make a claim for compensation following the incident.
As many cyclists are now choosing to wear cameras fitted to their bikes or helmets, you may even have video evidence of the accident in Byfleet occurring. If so, it’s important to pass this on to your personal injury lawyer or solicitor, as they may be able to use it when they are proving who was responsible for the incident.
If you’re keen to make a claim following an accident in Byfleet, why not contact us to find out more about how you could obtain compensation for your injuries?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline at any time on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, and we’ll be glad to assist you. Call now to get your claim started as soon as possible!