Cycling UK Incident Line Terms and Conditions

Cycling UK Incident Line Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for Cycling UK's Incident Line, included with qualifying memberships.

Free cycling related legal advice via the Cycling UK's Incident Line is run by Slater and Gordon. 

Please note that individual affiliated members, trial and six-month memberships will need to upgrade to full membership to access this service

What is not covered?

Slater and Gordon lawyers are unable to support legal action under the following circumstances:

  • claims against another Cycling UK member.
  • where a conflict of interest exists between a member and Cycling UK eg. where a claim may be against an organiser or official of a Cycling UK registered event, or with Slater and Gordon (if they are acting for the Defendant in another unrelated matter).
  • where membership was not current at the time of the incident. 
  • where the incident takes place in Northern Ireland. Slater and Gordon do not have an office in Northern Ireland, however, they can provide contact details for an alternative firm.

What is involved?

Slater and Gordon’s Cycling UK Incident Line is a benefit provided to qualifying members. Slater & Gordon will assess whether there are reasonable prospects of succeeding with a legal action against a third party. If they are satisfied that there are reasonable prospects of success a claim can be pursued on your behalf.

Whilst Cycling UK reserves the right to withdraw cover at any time, the following is a list of situations in which cover may typically be withdrawn:

  • there are no longer reasonable prospects of succeeding in your claim.
  • you have failed to instruct, co-operate or agree to prosecute your claim for compensation.
  • you have not adhered to the advice given.
  • you have sought to deliberately mislead either Cycling UK or Slater and Gordon.
  • you have given information or evidence which you know to be incorrect or misleading or that you have acted in a way which could be regarded as fraudulent or dishonest.

Normally, in successful claims there will be no costs deducted from members’ compensation. However, because of different legal systems in Scotland and Northern Ireland we cannot guarantee that there will be no deductions from compensation where claims are brought in these jurisdictions.

Usually when claims are successful, the member will recover all their legal costs from the other party. In unsuccessful cases, Cycling UK will continue to cover all of a member’s costs and the full terms of the indemnity will be provided when you register your claim.

As a rule, the statutory time limit for bringing a claim for damages for personal injuries is three years from the date of the incident and for cases involving property damage only, the limit is six years.

If you have a cycling incident abroad Slater and Gordon may still be able to provide legal assistance and advice regarding your claim's prospects of success.