Posts by Macks

Cycle Superhighways in the UK

Cycle Superhighways in the UK

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Cycling infrastructure in the UK is slowly being developed as increased funding is put towards its improvement. Cycle Superhighways are the safest and most ambitious of these developments and are effectively cycle tracks segregated from traffic so that cyclists are protected.

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Product Liability and the Second Hand Bike Market

Product Liability and the Second Hand Bike Market

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As a Solicitor specialising in cycling claims I meet clients who have been injured in a variety of ways whilst cycling. As you would expect, the majority have either been knocked off their bikes by a reckless motorist, have hit a pothole and come off worse, or have lost the age old battle between oil on the road, rubber bike tyres and the co-efficient of friction.

Surprising however are the numbers who are injured when their bike simply collapses beneath them, those whose wheels buckle, or whose pedals drop off beneath their feet. This is the world of product liability and it was brought starkly into perspective by my own experiences this weekend when fitting some newly purchased hydraulic brakes.

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