Condor Cycles has teamed up with leading London law firm Leigh Day & Co, British Cycling’s solicitors, to provide legal support for its customers as well as a assessment centre to help cyclists who have been involved in a collision get back in the saddle.
According to the law firm, the initiative will help make cyclists aware of their legal rights as well as ensuring that they are afforded full protection in the event of a collision that was not their fault.
The firm’s clients will also be referred to Condor’s assessment centre, which among other things can help seriously injured cyclists get back on the road through adapting their bicycles.
Leigh Day & Co was founded 25 years ago, its first offices being in Gray's Inn Road where Condor has been trading for more than half a century since moving there in 1960.
Penny Knight, Head of the Cycling team at the firm of solicitors said: “We are very confident that following the Olympics the ‘Wiggo effect’ is making a big difference to people’s attitudes. Lots of cyclists are reporting that rather than being beeped and jeered at by motorists they are more likely to be asked where their sideburns are.
“However the roads do need to be made safe, not just safer, and that means that cars and bikes need to co-exist and cycling must become integral to city and road planning for everyone’s benefit.”
Grant Young, Managing Dircetor of Condor Cycles, added: “No matter the value of the bicycle, a Condor is special to each and every one of our customers. Bicycles that have been involved in collisions must be fully assessed.
“We’ve worked with steels and other materials since 1948 and know the tell tale signs of trauma and stress on a bicycle frame and components that must be identified to avoid further incidents and also to ensure the rider is provided with the right product to continue their sport and favoured activity.
“We are confident of the cycling knowledge and experience Leigh Day & Co have in this field and excited about the partnership and service they can offer to Condor riders.
“In the past we’ve been contacted by solicitors working for our customers who have asked to know ‘the engine size of the bike! Leigh Day’s cycling team are keen cycling enthusiasts and understand what can happen on the road and all the facets of bicycle ownership.”
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.