CALL FOR INSTRUCTORS TO SUPPORT CYCLISTS DEFENCE FUND

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CALL FOR INSTRUCTORS TO SUPPORT CYCLISTS DEFENCE FUND

Postby keepontriking » 9 Aug 2006, 4:34pm

National Standards Cycling Instructors will be aghast at the prosecution of Daniel Cadden as it goes against all the principles of the Instruction and has far reaching consequences for the training of all cyclists.
See below:


HAMPSHIRE CYCLE TRAINING CALLS FOR CYCLING INSTRUCTORS
TO SUPPORT THE CYCLISTS' DEFENCE FUND

Following the prosecution of a cyclist for riding to approved National Standard Cycle Training advice, Hampshire Cycle Training is supporting the calls by the Cyclists' Touring Club, the national cyclists' association, to support the Cyclists Defence Fund (CDF).

The CDF is an independent charity founded by the CTC in 2001 to support court actions that may compromise the rights of cyclists on the roads.

Daniel Cadden was found guilty of obstructing other traffic by correctly positioning himself in the traffic stream, which led to drivers overtaking by crossing a white line. Rather than prosecute the drivers who were breaking the law, the police bizarrely chose to prosecute Daniel for not using a cycle track.

John Buckley, founder and lead instructor for Hampshire Cycle Training is donating 10% of all the organisations training fees for the next two months to the CDF and hopes other National Standard Instructors may follow suit.

District Judge Bruce Morgan seems more intent on removing cyclists from the roads than any in improvement in driving standards.


For a full report of this case see:
http://www.cyclenetwork.org.uk/latest/l ... test2.html#telford

To donate money to the Cyclists' Defence Fund, go to
http://www.cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk/

Hampshire Cycle Training can be contacted on 07963 237619 or via their website at:
http://www.hampshirecycletraining.org.uk

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Notes:

* Hampshire Cycle Training was set up in 2005 to provide high quality accredited National Standard cycle training throughout the County for children, adults, schools and businesses.
It provides a wide range of courses catering for all levels and abilities of cyclist from complete beginners and school children to family groups and business travel.

*CTC is the national organisation for all cyclists in the UK with over 70,000 members. CTC Media Officer - Yannick Read 0870 873 0063

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Website: http://www.hampshirecycletraining.org.uk
e-mail: enquiries@hampshirecycletraining.org.uk

Tel/Voicemail: 07963 237619
Fax: 01256 892650
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