Paul Darlington speaks to BBC Radio Lincolnshire on mandatory helmet laws

Lauren Hartley Uncategorised

Cycle SOS Consultant Solicitor, Paul Darlington spoke with BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior last week on the controversial topic of compulsory cycle helmet laws and whether they should be implemented in the UK. You can listen to the podcast here from 12:25 minutes into his morning segment. Together with expert views, Melvyn also took calls from a number of listeners …





By Lauren Hartley on the 5th December 2017

10 best things about being a cyclist

Lauren Hartley Uncategorised

Cycling keeps you healthy, fit and toned Regular cyclists enjoy the general health of people 10 years younger, according to Sharp, the National Forum for Coronary Heart Disease Foundation. Not only does it boost your cardiovascular fitness, but it’s easy on the joints and it gives you a toned derriere and legs. Win-win!   You get where you want, when …





By Lauren Hartley on the 4th December 2017

Real Lives. Real Cyclists: Ruth Mayorcas

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS

In our first-video interview for Real Lives. Real Cyclists., we speak to Ruth Mayorcas, mother of one and cycling safety advocate. Read more about Ruth, and watch her full interview below! Tell us a bit about yourself… I’m a retired associate producer, having previously worked with the BBC. I have one son who is now twenty-five. How long have you …





By Lauren Hartley on the 31st October 2017

Preparing to Cycle this Autumn

Andrew Wilkinson Uncategorised

Summer is now at an end, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up cycling until next summer, cycling is an activity you can enjoy all year round. Autumn is a great season to explore some scenic country roads, or even to enjoy some off-road cycling through some of Britain’s beautiful woodland areas. Below are some tips that …





By Andrew Wilkinson on the 4th October 2017

5 Problems People Who Commute by Bike Will Understand

Lauren Hartley Resources

Cycling to work, school, university or just for fun is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s an inexpensive way to get around, and staying fit is just one of the many benefits a bike offers. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have its flaws. If you commute on a bike, you may just recognise some of these everyday problems… …





By Lauren Hartley on the 20th September 2017

Cycle to Work Day 2017: the benefits of commuting by bicycle

Andrew Wilkinson News, Resources

Cycling is a fun sporting activity for people of all ages, but in many regions of the world cycling is also used as one of the main modes of transport. People often cycle to work if they live in the city and need to get from their home to their workplace. This can be seen especially in London, where the …





By Andrew Wilkinson on the 11th September 2017

More Potholes on the Horizon?

Andrew Wilkinson Pothole Claims

The RAC has recorded an increase in pothole related breakdowns between April and June. When comparing current figures to those of the same quarter last year, we can see a rise of approximately a third (31%).[1] The rise in pothole related breakdowns could be indicative of a rise of potholes on the road. The RAC chief engineer has warned that …





By Andrew Wilkinson on the 24th August 2017

Real Lives. Real Cyclists: Helen Upton

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, Resources

  As part of Cycle SOS’s new initiative to encourage road users to consider cyclists as real people, with real stories, we’re speaking to everyday cyclists to hear their own experiences of life on the road. This week we spoke to Helen Upton, a speech therapist, Putney resident, and mother of two. Tell us a bit about yourself… I’ve worked …





By Lauren Hartley on the 16th August 2017

Real Lives. Real Cyclists: Nigel Almond

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, Resources

As part of Cycle SOS’s new initiative to encourage road users to consider cyclists as real people, with real stories, we’re speaking to everyday cyclists to hear their own experiences of life on the road. This week we spoke with Nigel Almond, an analyst and father of two, who was recently involved in a cycling accident. Tell us a bit …





By Lauren Hartley on the 2nd August 2017
By Andrew Wilkinson on the 18th June 2017