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Cycling is an ideal activity for children – it boosts their fitness and gets them outside in the fresh air. But cycling comes with risks, and children are especially vulnerable when travelling by bike on the roads.
The odd scrape from a fall is to be expected as children learn to ride a bike, but unfortunately, cycling accidents involving children can sometimes be more serious than that. In a small number of cases, they can even be fatal.
According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), nearly 17,000 cyclists were injured in road accidents in 2019 and 4,433 were killed or seriously injured. In total, 100 cyclists died in accidents and sadly, 10% were children.
Statistics also show that cycling accidents increase as children grow older, with 10- to 15-year-old riders being more at risk than other age groups.
With the huge selection of children’s bike seats, trailers, and bikes now available, it is never too young to start children travelling by bike.
Getting children cycling is a good idea for a number of reasons:
Whether you’re taking your toddler out in a bike seat or getting your older child road-ready, it’s important to follow some simple safety rules.
If your child has been injured in a cycling accident that wasn’t their fault, it is vital you speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor with expertise in cycling accident compensation claims. This ensures you receive the best medical treatment, rehabilitation and support available, and secure maximum compensation.
We have many years of experience helping cyclists and their families secure cycling accident compensation. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to give you the specialist cycling injury claim support you need.
We provide specialist cycling legal support nationwide across England and Wales. To book a free, no obligation chat with us, call 0800 884 0777, email email@example.com or complete our online enquiry form.
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