'Dangerous cyclists' could face up to 14 years in prison under new law

UK government set to introduce new death by dangerous cycling offence

Cyclist on a bike path in London
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'Dangerous cyclists' could face sentences of up to 14 years in prison under new laws set to be introduced by the UK government. 

In an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, put forward on Wednesday, people who “kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling” could be charged with the same penalties faced by drivers and motorcyclists.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.