Concerns Raised after Cycling Accident Rates Soar in Leeds

Cyclists in Leeds are being urged to stay extra-safe on their bikes as new figures show a dramatic increase in cycling accidents.

The figures show that cycling accidents in the city have increased by almost 25 per cent in the last four years.

Cyclists in Leeds are being urged to stay extra-safe on their bikes as new figures show a dramatic increase in cycling accidents.

The figures show that cycling accidents in the city have increased by almost 25 per cent in the last four years.

A total of 225 riders were involved in an accident in 2011 compared to 203 in the previous year.

The A660 has since been marked as a cycling accident blackspot.

Leeds Council say they will now launch a series of events over the summer months in order to combat the worrying figures.

“It doesn’t surprise me that there has been an increase in the number of accidents,” said a local cyclist.

“I cycle everyday to work everyday but just going out on Kirkstall Road and through town can be quite tricky.

“I always try and keep a distance from trucks and buses but there are so many people who ride without helmets and aren’t visible.”

Cycling breakfast clubs and safety awareness courses are just some of the events that the council say they will be running.

If you have been involved in a cycling accident in the last three years and don’t feel that it was your fault you could be entitled to compensation. Call our specialist cycling accident team today for a free no-obligation assessment of your case on 01625 506 655.