Bike Week 2017 – Inspiring Cycling For EveryoneJune 14th, 2017
Bike Week 2017 is taking place between the 10th June and the 18th June. The week encourages everyone to get out on their bikes and give cycling a go – inspiring ‘everyday cycling for everyone’.
The week also helps to demonstrate the benefits of regular cycling for social, health and environmental factors.
You can get involved in Bike Week 2017 in a number of different ways, including:
- Organising a social bike ride in your community.
- Taking part in a bike breakfast.
- Encouraging a ride to work week within your workplace.
- Offering a bike maintenance session.
If you plan to organise an event you should let Bike Week know by registering your event with them. They will be able to provide you with support on hosting a successful event, as well as promotional material to let people know what is happening.
As part of the week, people are also being encouraged to take the Bike Week pledge and take part in an event to be in with the chance of winning a prize, including; a bike of your choice from Halfords, a £100 Halfords Gift Voucher, 2 x £50 Halfords Gift Vouchers or 10 x Cycling UK memberships. To be in with a chance of winning, take the pledge here – http://bikeweek.org.uk/pledge/
It is important that if you are going to head out on your bike that you do everything in your power to reduce the risks of being involved in an accident. Cyclists can often sustain very serious injuries, including head and brain injuries, as well as injuries to their spine and spinal cord. Therefore, it is important all cyclists protect themselves to ensure safe and enjoyable cycling.
Don’t forget a few of the basic safety tips, including:
- Stay alert to your environment and try to predict the actions of other road users.
- Make yourself more visible by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothing.
- Always wear a helmet – this is vitally important for reducing the risks of sustaining a head injury.
- Ensure your bike is in full working order, with lights front and back if you’re planning on cycling at night, and that brakes are working well.
At CFG Law, we have helped many people who have been involved in a cycling accident to claim compensation for their injuries. These can often include serious orthopaedic injuries, as well as brain injuries and spinal injuries.
Not only do we help our clients to claim the compensation they deserve, but we can also help to access early treatment and rehabilitation to help with recovery and help clients get their lives back on track. Speak to one of our specialist serious injury solicitors today to see how we could help you and your loved ones.