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Bike is best in a heatwave, but avoid boiling buses and troublesome trucks !

Bike is best in a heatwave, but avoid boiling buses and troublesome trucks !

Bike is best in a heatwave, but avoid boiling buses and troublesome trucks !

There is something so special about cycling in the extreme heat , when it seems too hot to sit still, walk or run. A gentle cycle is the perfect travelling pace , to chase , meet and to feel the breeze .

A gentle cycle is the perfect travelling pace , to chase , meet and to feel the breeze .

six figure victory for a channel swimmer .

six figure victory for a channel swimmer .

six figure victory for a channel swimmer .

There are many feats of endurance I have taken on in my days, cycled 120 miles through the night on the Dunwich Dynamo four times , ran two marathons , several more half marathons, but swimming the channel ...? Just completed a case for a lovely fortysomething  lady from south London who had done just that , along with many other amazing adventures, Lands End to John O'Groats and much more.

Just completed a case for a lovely fortysomething  lady from south London who had done just that , along with many other amazing adventures, Lands End to John O'Groats and much more.

Mr Pothole Strikes Again at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court !

Mr Pothole Strikes Again at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court !

Mr Pothole Strikes Again at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court !

On 16th December 2021, we had a wonderful victory for Rob Williams , a local architect , in a case against our home ''cycling borough'', Hackney Council. Rob broke his wrist after going into a depression near his place of work on the Colville Estate ,London,N1 but good old Hackney and their lawyers denied the case all the way up to trial.

Rob broke his wrist after going into a depression near his place of work on the Colville Estate ,London,N1 but good old Hackney and their lawyers denied the case all the way up to trial.

Substantial six figure victory in Northumberland , and it was the Garmin wot won it !

Substantial six figure victory in Northumberland , and it was the Garmin wot won it !

Substantial six figure victory in Northumberland , and it was the Garmin wot won it !

Just finished a brilliant case for a cyclist in Northumberland , a long long way from where we are based, it shows the power of the internet and how we are attracting more and more work from outside the London area. It also demonstrates the breadth of the cycling revolution and how it is not all about cities , this was a case from a hotel owner who was on a training cycle in beautiful countryside , hit from behind at around 60 miles an hour.

It also demonstrates the breadth of the cycling revolution and how it is not all about cities , this was a case from a hotel owner who was on a training cycle in beautiful countryside , hit from behind at around 60 miles an hour.

Big victory for Cycle Legal : First Net Zero Game at Spurs

Big victory for Cycle Legal : First Net Zero Game at Spurs

Big victory for Cycle Legal : First Net Zero Game at Spurs

On the day that a legend of the club Jimmy Greaves passed away at the age of 81, Spurs achieved another landmark in playing the first ever top flight carbon net zero game v Chelsea . This is exciting, especially with the COP 26 Summit a few weeks away in Glasgow.

This is exciting, especially with the COP 26 Summit a few weeks away in Glasgow.

public transport v cycling

public transport v cycling

public transport v cycling

The fag end of summer, a funny time, many people don't know whether to go into town or not to work, weighing up the commute or the home office. I know that some are very strongly either way although there are very few so anti social that they don't wish to ever visit the physical workplace ever again.

I know that some are very strongly either way although there are very few so anti social that they don't wish to ever visit the physical workplace ever again.

Number Plates and Tabards for Cyclists! Appearance on the Today Programme

I was invited on to the Radio 4 Today programme on Monday to debate with Mr Loophole ,chaired by Nick Robinson. Most enjoyable.

Most enjoyable.

Pushing the envelope with psychiatric injury

We're enjoying working with a cyclist at present who has had to cope with a shattered knee in the accident two years ago and then a pulmonary embolism (life threatening) a few months post accident and caused directly by the injuries sustained in the accident. Not surprisingly,this combination of injuries hit her hard and she is one driven young woman.

Not surprisingly,this combination of injuries hit her hard and she is one driven young woman.

The depressed and the overweight…

Was delighted to be invited to present at Public Policy Exchange a few days back. Spoke about the distinction between the civil and criminal law and how each impacts on cyclists as well as staying local.

Spoke about the distinction between the civil and criminal law and how each impacts on cyclists as well as staying local.

Boneshaking on speedhumps leads to swopping racer for hybrid !

I've been barred from the blog for months because of some fairly complex (for my IT skills anyway) issue that was preventing me from logging in. So much has happened, even considering lockdown, and all the enforced inactivity.

So much has happened, even considering lockdown, and all the enforced inactivity.

Alliston Case

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 my cyclist clients.

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 my cyclist clients.

Chetwynd and York,NW5

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.

One of the only chinks of light has been the cycle trips to and from ,particularly since he's been in Hampstead.

Dunwich here we come!

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 .

It never loses its appeal .

Submission to APPCG Justice Enquiry

My name is Kevin O’Sullivan and I am a personal injury lawyer of 25 years experience. For the last 15 years I have almost exclusively represented cyclists in cases arising from road accidents, mostly in London.

For the last 15 years I have almost exclusively represented cyclists in cases arising from road accidents, mostly in London.

Another bike stolen!

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.

It was Xmas Eve and it usually falls to me to join the butchers' queue on Church Street.

“Axe Roadhumps to Save Lives”

So goes the headline in a newspaper this am,but this isn't what NICE are proposing in response to air pollution. They ARE saying that cars slowing down and then speeding up is bad for air pollution.

They ARE saying that cars slowing down and then speeding up is bad for air pollution.

Hire bike scheme great for a one way trip!

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 would tube it back home afterwards.

Last night, I was at a presentation at my son's school in Pimlico and knew me and him would tube it back home afterwards.

ACCIDENT – TULSE HILL (A204) / TULSE HILL ESTATE

Cycle Accident Claim - Tulse Hill, South London After a car pulled out of a side road without due care, it forces the cyclist to lose control and cause both damage and injury. Kevin O'Sullivan dealt with the claim on behalf of the cyclist and made a claim against the car driver.

Kevin O'Sullivan dealt with the claim on behalf of the cyclist and made a claim against the car driver.

Cycle Accident Claim – Hillmarton Road & Parkhurst Road, London

Cycle Accident Details Whilst waiting at a 'Give Way' line, the cyclist was suddenly hit from behind by a bus pulling up to the junction with Hillmarton Road and Parkhurst Road. Injuries Incurred from Cycle Accident The client suffered tissue injury to their hand, cuts and grazes to knees and left thigh and suffered from a sore lower back.

Injuries Incurred from Cycle Accident The client suffered tissue injury to their hand, cuts and grazes to knees and left thigh and suffered from a sore lower back.

CYCLE LEGAL’S KEVIN O’SULLIVAN APPEARS ON ITV LONDON NEWS

Cycle Legal's Kevin O'Sullivan, who specialises in cycle injury cases, appeared on ITV London News on 31 March 2014, commenting on a piece about the effect of potholes on cyclists.

Cycle Legal's Kevin O'Sullivan, who specialises in cycle injury cases, appeared on ITV London News on 31 March 2014, commenting on a piece about the effect of potholes on cyclists.