Judge says cyclists 'have a sense of absolute entitlement,' after dog knocks rider off bike

Appeal permitted in case where a dog caused a cyclist to crash, leaving him with brain injuries

Cyclist died after hitting pothole
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A Central London county court judge has attacked cyclists and dog owners, claiming they both "have a sense of absolute entitlement." 

The judge's comments were heard in ruling that a woman can appeal awarding £50,000 compensation to a cyclist her dog knocked off his bike, causing him brain injuries. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.