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Cycle SOS only deal with cycle accident claims. We understand cyclists, and believe that cyclists have the right to be safe on the roads. Cycle SOS The Cyclists National Helpline is made up of a highly trained team of specialist personal injury cycling lawyers that have recovered millions of pounds for people making bicycle accident claims.



Over 30 years helping cyclists






With many years experience in winning bicycle accident claims for injured cyclists and a passion for cycling ourselves, we understand that a cycling accident can be very traumatic. The implications from a accident involving being knocked off a bicycle can be anything from cuts and bruises, to serious head injury, spinal injuries, and in the most severe cases, loss of life.

Our service is not about obtaining a one-off compensation payment, but assisting you throughout your recovery and ensuring you have the necessary means to get back to your pre-accident health. As specialist cycling accident solicitors; whether you are a commuter, a recreational cyclist or an active competitor, our team will be here to support you throughout the duration of your personal injury claim.

Where we can, we will:

  • Ensure that you are properly compensated by recovering losses incurred, in addition to compensation for your injuries
  • Get you back on your bike as quickly as possible, through specialist medical assistance and physiotherapy
  • Keep you informed of the progress of your claim, with advice and guidance and a plain speaking promise.

If you have been affected by a cycling accident or injury involving someone close to you and are making a claim on their behalf, we are here to provide the support and assistance you need.

We are highly experienced in representing people in cycling injury claims cases arising from Road Traffic Collisions (including hit and run accidents & uninsured motorists), pothole claims caused by highway defects and component failure. We have also successfully taken on many unusual cases and will fight tirelessly on your behalf to achieve a successful claim, having recovered millions of pounds in accident  compensation for our clients.

Your cycling accident claim could recover:

  • Lost earnings
  • Medication and any associated medical costs
  • Bike repairs or replacement
  • Clothing & accessories
  • Any unexpected costs incurred as a result of the accident

Call our freephone helpline on 0808 100 9995 and speak to our specialist cycling lawyers today, who will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance.

How can Cycle SOS Help You?


Making a bicycle accident claim isn’t always straightforward, but you can rest assured that Cycle SOS will be at your side through every step of the process. All our lawyers are specialists in personal injury litigation and are supported by a national network of medical expert and accident investigators.


After a cycling accident, the first step you should take is to seek medical attention for any injuries. You should also report the accident to the police, even if it seems minor, as they will create an official record of the incident. Additionally, it is important to gather evidence at the scene of the accident, such as taking photos of the vehicles and location, getting contact information from any witnesses, and exchanging insurance details with the other party involved. If you require specialist advice on cycling accidents, CycleSOS can help you understand your legal rights and how to protect them. It is important to take action quickly, as there are strict time limits for cycling accident claims after a bike accident in the UK. You can get advice tailored to your situation by contacting our team on 0808 100 9995.
If you are involved in a cycling accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation for any losses you have suffered as a result. These losses can include:  
  • Physical injuries, certain psychological injuries and associated medical expenses
  • Loss of earnings due to time off work
  • Damage to your bicycle and other personal property
  • Costs associated with alternative transportation while you recover
  • The cost of any care and assistance you need due to any disability caused by injury
The amount of compensation you can receive for your cycling accident claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. As experienced bike accident solicitors, we will work with you to gather evidence to support your claim and will negotiate with the other party’s insurance company to reach a settlement. Please contact us today on 0808 100 9995 to start your claim.
The time it takes to settle a cycling injury claim can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the severity of the injuries. Some cases can be concluded in a matter of months, but others can take quite a bit longer. It very much depends on the complexity of the accident circumstances, the injuries suffered, and the litigation involved. Gathering evidence and negotiating a settlement can take several months. If liability is disputed, the claim may need to go to court, which can further extend the time. The availability of medical experts and court resources can also affect the time it takes to settle a claim. If you have sustained physical injuries as a result of a cycling incident and would like an estimate of how long it would take to settle your case, please contact our team on 0808 100 9995. We will always work to settle your case as quickly as possible and will keep you informed along the way.
You may have a valid cycling injury compensation claim if you have been involved in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing and, as a result, you have suffered physical, emotional, or financial harm. To determine whether you have a valid claim, you should consider the following factors:
  1. Liability: You will need to prove that someone else was at fault for the accident. This could be another road user, a cyclist or a pedestrian, a local authority responsible for maintaining the road, or a cycling event organiser.
  2. Causation: You will need to show that the injuries you suffered were a direct result of the accident, and not due to any pre-existing condition or other unrelated cause.
  3. Damages: You will need to demonstrate that you have suffered losses as a result of the accident. This can include physical injuries, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and other expenses associated with the accident.
  4. Time limit: There is a time limit of three years from the date of the accident to make a claim, so it is important to act quickly.
If you believe you have a valid claim, it is important to seek the advice of a solicitor who specialises in personal injury claims for cyclists. CycleSOS will be able to assess your case and advise you on your chances of success as well as the potential amount of compensation you could receive. Call our team on 0808 100 9995 for expert advice.
No, you do not necessarily have to go to court to make a cycling accident claim. Many cycling injuries and accident claims are settled out of court through negotiations with the other party’s insurance company. <br It is often in the best interest of both parties to avoid the legal costs of going to court, as it can be a costly and time-consuming process. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, your claim may need to go to court. <br If your claim does go to court, it will be heard in a civil court. The court will consider the evidence presented by both parties and make a decision based on the balance of probabilities (i.e., which side has the more convincing evidence). <br It is worth noting that going to court can be a stressful experience, so it is important to seek the advice of a solicitor who has experience representing cyclists who have been in cycling accidents. CycleSOS will be able to guide you through the process and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve at the earliest opportunity. You can contact our bike accident claim experts on 0808 100 9995 and we will be able to offer bespoke advice based on your circumstances.
While it is not a legal requirement to hire a solicitor to make a bike injury compensation claim, it is highly recommended. Bike injury compensation claims can be complex and time-consuming, involving negotiations with insurance companies and potentially going to court.  A bike accident solicitor with expertise in personal injury claims can offer you legal guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Specialist solicitors can also assist you with the administrative aspects of your claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery without having to worry about legal details.  It is important to note that insurance companies may try to settle claims for less than they are worth, but having a solicitor on your side can help you negotiate a fair settlement. Overall, while you can make a bike injury compensation claim without a solicitor, having one can greatly improve your chances of success and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 0808 100 9995 for advice you can trust.
For cycling accident claims involving an uninsured driver, it may still be possible to make a cycling accident compensation claim. In the UK, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) exists to provide compensation to victims of uninsured or untraced drivers. The MIB is funded by a levy on all motor insurance policies in the UK, so it can pay compensation to victims of uninsured drivers without putting the cost on the taxpayer. To make a claim through the MIB, you will need to meet certain criteria and provide evidence to support your claim. You will also need to report the accident to the police within a certain timeframe and cooperate fully with any investigations. It’s worth noting that making a claim through the MIB can be a complex process, so it’s important to seek the advice of a solicitor who is experienced in dealing with such claims. CycleSOS can help guide you through the process and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0808 100 9995.

Cyclists have the right to use the majority of public roadways in the United Kingdom, including residential streets, main roads, and most dual carriageways. Motorways, on the other hand, are normally off-limits to cyclists. Cyclists must follow the same laws as other vehicles. While the right to use the road is not specifically stated in UK law, it is commonly understood, and the Highway Code Rules for Cyclists (59 to 82) provide standards governing how cyclists should behave on the roadways.

It is crucial to realise that these rights come with responsibilities. Cyclists are required to follow the rules of the road, including traffic signals and speed limits. They should be mindful of pedestrians and other road users and exercise their best judgement to ensure their own and others’ safety.

To establish liability in a bike accident claim, examine the following steps:

  • Collect evidence: Collect as much evidence as possible at the accident scene, such as photographs of the incident, bicycle damage, and any obvious injuries.
  • Obtain witness testimonies: If there were any witnesses to the accident, collect their contact information and request statements outlining what they observed.
  • Report the collision: Make sure you call the police as soon as possible after the collision. Obtain a copy of the police report, which can be useful in evaluating liability.
  • Seek medical attention: Visit a doctor or hospital to have your injuries professionally evaluated. Keep track of any medical treatments and costs associated with the accident.
  • Keep records of any expenses incurred as a result of the accident, such as bicycle repairs, hospital bills, transportation costs, or lost income. These data can help explain how the accident affected your life.
  • Consult a cycling accident claims expert: Speak with a bike accident claims solicitor who specialises in cycling accidents. They can walk you through the legal procedure, evaluate the strength of your case, and assist you in gathering additional evidence if necessary.

Remember that this is only a summary of the general stages. It is critical to speak with a legal professional who can provide customised guidance depending on the facts of your case. If you need advice that is tailored to your circumstances, please call 0808 100 9995.

If a road defect, such as a pothole or other hazard, causes a cycling accident, there are legal avenues available for the affected individual to seek recourse and compensation. In such cases, it is important to gather evidence to support the claim.

Local and highway authorities must keep roads safe for bikers and other users under UK legislation. The injured party may launch legal action against the responsible authority if a road flaw or hazard caused the accident.

To file a claim, you must prove the road fault or hazard caused the accident. Photographs, witness testimony, medical records, and other pertinent proof are acceptable. Report the event to the appropriate authority immediately and retain all correspondence.

After gathering proof, it’s best to consult with a bicycle accident compensation specialist. They can aid with the claims process, legal advice, and case evaluation.

If you need legal advice that is tailored to your circumstances, please don’t hesitate to call 0808 100 9995 and speak to one of our specialist solicitors. We’re here to help. You can email us or schedule a callback.

Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to seek compensation for bicycle damage sustained in a cycling accident. In order to do so, you must typically demonstrate that another party, such as a driver, pedestrian, cyclist, or a road defect, was at fault for the accident.

Gather evidence to support your case before filing a claim. This can include photos of the accident scene, any obvious damage to your bicycle, and contact information for any witnesses who were present. It is also critical to report the collision to the authorities, especially if anyone has been injured.

In addition to the damage to your bicycle, you may be able to seek compensation for any physical injuries experienced as a result of the accident. This can include medical fees, lost wages, and any other associated costs or losses.

It is best to seek legal counsel from someone who specialises in cyclist accident compensation before filing a claim. They can evaluate the merits of your claim and assist you throughout the claim procedure. It’s vital to remember that there are usually time constraints for filing a claim, so act quickly. For advice you can trust, contact CycleSOS on 0808 100 9995 and speak to one of our specialist solicitors. We’re here to help. You can email us or schedule a callback.