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punishing climbs !

by Kevin O'Sullivan | October 26, 2018 | Uncategorized

My sister has three weeks ago given birth to a baby girl, hooray!, and lives on the Friern Barnet side of Muswell Hill. This is one serious amount of hilly cycling . On the way back to Stoke Newington, I counted two stiff climbs, one up Colney Hatch Lane and a stiffer up Crouch Hill […]

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Cycle boxes need the same legal status of yellow box junctions,Carla Roman… .

by Kevin O'Sullivan | September 22, 2018 | Uncategorized

Yesterday , the HGV driver was sentenced to 15 months for Carla’s death by careless driving which he denied.What stands out in this case is that the driver freely admitted that he occupied the cycle box deliberately, so that he ”wouldn’t be swarmed by cyclists .” This shows in my view how much the motorists’ […]

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Dalston hit and run

by Kevin O'Sullivan | September 13, 2018 | Uncategorized

Saw the very sad news last night that the pedestrian involved in a collision with a cyclist on an ebike in Dalston over a week ago has died. I had been following the story in the hope that she would make it but sadly not. These incidents of pedestrians being injured or killed by a […]

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Hackney Marshes and the Olympic Park

by Kevin O'Sullivan | September 4, 2018 | Uncategorized

Being able to walk 15 minutes to work or cycle it in 5 minutes is a lovely position to be in. A slight downside for me is not being able to enjoy the workout of a more demanding cycle ride. Partly as a result , my lady and I have taken to cycling east to […]

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Dalston hit and run

by Kevin O'Sullivan | August 30, 2018 | Uncategorized

Impossible really for this case in the last 24 hours (cyclist hits pedestrian in Dalston and flees the scene )not to give me mixed feelings. I have dealt with so many hit and run cases for cyclists over the years and have several ongoing at present. I always do. Cyclists (and pedestrians ) are disproportionately […]

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Death by dangerous cycling ? Really ?

by Kevin O'Sullivan | August 13, 2018 | Uncategorized

Government proposals to introduce a dangerous cycling law just show how lop sided their priorities are .450 pedestrians killed on UK roads in 2016 and 3 of them by cyclists.Yes, a law that describes ‘wanton and furious cycling’ is clearly a law for another time and needs updating but it’s cyclists who need more protection, […]

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Victory at Central London County Court !

by Kevin O'Sullivan | July 26, 2018 | Uncategorized

After 5 years of litigation , we settled a case at the court door on Monday . My client, a secondary school teacher , could not pursue his hobby of football refereeing and our case was that he may have gone on to do this professionally. A particular outrage was that the defendants raised dishonesty […]

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Cycle to the Lane

by Kevin O'Sullivan | June 27, 2018 | Uncategorized

Excited about meeting with George Parkinson of Spurs tomorrow am at the Spurs ground to discuss our campaign to ENABLE ,not encourage , Spurs fans to cycle to the new ground when it opens in September. We still retain our ambition to have hundreds of hire bikes outside Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale stations in […]

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Great wins for cyclists

by Kevin O'Sullivan | June 18, 2018 | Uncategorized

We have celebrated several wins for cyclists at Cycle Legal in recent months, a settlement for a lady’s broken foot from a lorry turning left (ltl) after a long running denial ; a 25% win close to a liability only trial for a client who was accused by a witness of going on to the […]

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CYCLE TO THE LANE

by Kevin O'Sullivan | May 26, 2018 | Uncategorized

DID A TALK AT THE HACKNEY CYCLING CONFERENCE ABOUT OUR CYCLE TO THE LANE CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE MORE SPURS FANS TO CYCLE TO THE NEW GROUND. IT WAS REALLY POSITIVE AND THE FEEDBACK WAS BRILLIANT,MANY SAYING THEY’D NEVER THOUGHT OF FOOTBALL AND MUSIC FANS CYCLING TO EVENTS.NEED TO WORK NOW WITH DOCKLESS HIRE BIKE PROVIDERS […]

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Cycle to the Lane

by Kevin O'Sullivan | February 2, 2018 | Uncategorized

it’s exactly two years since i first suggested to Spurs that the way to tackle the transport nightmare awaiting them when they open their swanky new ground in August 2018 is to encourage their fans to cycle to the ground. Since then , dockless hire bikes have exploded in the capital making this idea even […]

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Alliston Case

by Kevin O'Sullivan | September 18, 2017 | Uncategorized

Charlie Alliston was sentenced today to 18 months for ‘wanton and furious’ cycling resulting in the tragic death of a pedestrian Mrs Kim Briggs. Alliston was rightly jailed in my view but this sentence does not remotely compare with the laughably lenient sentences handed out to motorists over the years who kill / seriously injure […]

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Chetwynd and York,NW5.

by Kevin O'Sullivan | September 11, 2017 | Uncategorized

Difficult time at present , dad’s close to passing in a hospice in Hampstead after being in the Whittington Hospital in nearby Highgate since mid June.One of the only chinks of light has been the cycle trips to and from ,particularly since he’s been in Hampstead. The hills to climb on the leafy backstreets in […]

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Dunwich here we come !

by Kevin O'Sullivan | July 8, 2017 | Uncategorized

Tonight will be the fourth time I’m joining 1000 or so others in London Fields at 7ish to begin the 120 mile cycle through the night to the beach in Dunwich. It never loses its appeal . Essex through the night , Suffolk in the dawn …Last year there were 3 of us , tonight […]

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Another bike stolen!

by Kevin O'Sullivan | January 6, 2017 | Uncategorized

I can’t help but feel some personal responsibility for this one. It was Xmas Eve and it usually falls to me to join the butchers’ queue on Church Street. I parked my bike outside The Spence. Once the turkey arrived (after an hour of a queue ), I knew it wouldn’t fit in the panniers […]

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“Axe Roadhumps to Save Lives”

by Kevin O'Sullivan | December 1, 2016 | Uncategorized

Speedhumps with gaps please …!

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Hire bike scheme great for a one way trip !

by Kevin O'Sullivan | November 4, 2016 | Uncategorized

It occurred to me some time ago that the hire bike scheme (on which I’m campaigning to be fully extended into zone 2, more of that another time) is perfect when you’re only going one way by bicycle. Last night, I was at a presentation at my son’s school in Pimlico and knew me and him […]

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