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The London newspaper Camden New Journal reported on Wednesday (8 May) that the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, recently came to the aid of a cyclist who had an accident while cycling to work. The accident happened when Ella Phillips had to make an emergency stop and was thrown over the top of her handlebars, suffering a fractured arm and possible concussion, in the process.

Accidents like this highlight the many dangers that face those cycling on the road and show that accidents do not always involve being hit by a car or other vehicle. Injuries sustained by cyclists can vary widely, however, arm or shoulder injuries and concussions are common. Even relatively minor injuries can be very debilitating and have a considerable effect on day-to-day life.

Road cycling is a good form of exercise, as well as being a cheap and environmentally friendly means of transport. There are nevertheless undeniable risks, which unfortunately materialise for some.  It is important for cyclists to remember that legal assistance is available should they need it.

Lyons Davidson’s Cycling Team has recently agreed with Bristol Cycle Festival to sponsor a series of talks that will be given between 13- 21 July 2013. This is part of our ongoing commitment to support cyclists and their safety, in addition to assisting them when things go wrong.

If you have been injured while on your bike and you think that you might have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation and advice. Email [email protected] or telephone 0330 0539 411.