'I’m disappointed how reluctant the police are to use the law against badly behaved drivers'

Barrister Martin Porter QC explains how he pursues justice for his fellow riders

In his line of work as a QC, Martin Porter is presented with the risks cyclists face on a horribly frequent basis. As he sits in his living room reeling off cases of death, paralysis and amputation, it sounds like enough to deter him chucking a leg over a top tube ever again.

But Porter is chairman of the Thames Velo cycling club. He tries to ride at least four times a week, races local time trials and considers pedalling the 28 miles from his Berkshire home to his legal practice 2TG in Central London a far better option than taking the train.

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