The linking process
CDF was set up by CTC as an independent charity in 2001, before CTC itself acquired charitable status. Having done so now, CTC has been formally linked with CDF, a process that has simplified the charities’ administration and will allow CDF to be better integrated with CTC’s campaigning work.
The charities have retained strong ties to each other since CDF was established. The linking process has served to cement these ties, whilst maintenance of CDF’s separate board of trustees and separate accounts has retained CDF’s independence.
We have always worked closely with CTC and are delighted to have made that link more official. It gives CDF a stronger presence within the cycling community and will certainly further our ambition to act as the legal voice for cyclists throughout the UK."
Chris Field, Chair of CDF
Services provided by CDF
CTC has been protecting cyclists for 135 years, and we are delighted to be working more closely than ever with our friends at CDF. Together we will do the best possible job of supporting cyclists in a legal system that is sometimes stacked against them."
Gordon Seabright, Chief Executive of CTC
CDF’s website  offers a range of advice - from what to do if a cyclist is involved in a crash, to the legal status of helmets and the legal requirements for a bicycle. The website also provides links to useful resources for cyclists, campaigners and legislators.
Individuals seeking financial assistance for a legal challenge should submit an application via the 'apply for our help'  page on the website.