13 September 2016 - 12:00am
Death by careless driving prosecution begun in case of cyclist Mick Mason
Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the death of cyclist Mick Mason, received a summons on Saturday (6 August) to attend Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6 September 2016 for the offence of causing death by careless driving contrary to section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988. This case was brought forward as a private prosecution by Cycling UK’s CDF.
10 August 2016 - 10:01am
Cyclists' Defence Fund prosecutes driver in Mason case
Cycling UK's Cyclists' Defence Fund has issued proceedings against Gail Purcell (58) of Colney Street, St Albans, the driver involved in the collision which led to the death of London teacher Michael Mason two years ago. The private prosecution for causing death by careless driving follows months of fundraising by supporters after the Metropolitan Police declined to prosecute Ms Purcell.
24 February 2016 - 10:48am
Daniel's family donate to Road Justice
Daniel Squire, 18, was killed by a van, whose driver had failed to see him cycling along a straight road on a clear day. Yet a jury cleared the driver of all charges, even though he had been texting continuously until seconds before the collision. Daniel's devastated family want to stop distracted driving and are now donating monies raised through fundraising to CTC's Road Justice campaign.
18 September 2015 - 1:09pm
CTC announces conference speaker line up
CTC announces the first names of the speaker line-up to enthuse local cycle campaigners at this year's annual CTC Cyclenation Conference in Liverpool on Saturday 24 October.
14 August 2015 - 12:19pm
Help secure equal rights for road crime victims: act now!
CTC is backing proposed changes to the Victims' Code (England & Wales) that would stop road crime victims being left out from it. To ensure that they also get equal rights, nearly 1800 people contacted the Government in support of CTC's proposals over 3 days!
14 July 2015 - 6:32pm
'Cycling Music' tour raises funds for CDF
CTC's Cyclists' Defence Fund thanks guitarist Richard Durrant for raising funds for the charity and awareness of the support it provides to the UK's cyclists.
16 June 2015 - 12:47pm
Raising funds through film
A supporter of the Cyclists' Defence Fund has raised £215.60 for the ‘Justice for Michael’ appeal by showing a screening of the documentary ‘Bikes vs Cars’.
8 June 2015 - 3:42pm
Reining in rogue goods vehicle operators
CTC has been following two cases where lorry drivers were found guilty of killing cyclists and where questions were raised about the safety credentials of the goods vehicle operators that hired them.
15 May 2015 - 10:28am
Cyclist with a cause
Charlie Sinclair will donate the proceeds from the screening of 'Bikes vs Cars' to the Cyclists' Defence Fund's Justice for Michael appeal.
27 March 2015 - 5:35pm
An incomprehensible travesty of justice
Last week, an incomprehensible travesty of justice occurred in Kent. A driver who had sent and received 40 text messages whilst at the wheel and who then hit an 18-year-old cyclist on a straight stretch of road in broad daylight was cleared by a jury of causing the cyclist's death.
19 March 2015 - 12:39pm
Police add insult to injury in Mason case
Insensitivity follows further injustice, the Metropolitan Police now say they will not refer the Michael Mason case to the Crown Prosecution Service.
5 March 2015 - 1:21pm
Vigil to mark anniversary of Michael Mason’s death
To mark one year since Michael Mason was killed in a road crash in London, the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists will hold a ride and vigil on Regent Street on Friday 13 March, with the support of the Cyclists' Defence Fund.
12 February 2015 - 4:54pm
Baroness Jones raises concern over Mason case
London Assembly member, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, has written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to express her concern over the police’s handling of the Michael Mason case.