Without the help of all my partners and sponsors, I would not be able to undertake this challenge. However, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Cycle Law Scotland (CLS) for coming on board as a key partner and sponsor of The Whisky Ventures Ride.
CLS is a specialist law firm based in the historic town of Peebles in the Scottish Borders but also has offices in Edinburgh and a presence in Aberdeen. The firm is operated by cyclists for cyclists. They can help give personal representation to cyclists in road traffic accident cases where specialist legal support is required. From leisure riding to commuting, and even competition, the CLS staff understand the needs of riders as they do it all themselves. Therefore, they understand the support you would need if you were involved in a road traffic incident; from the simple replacement of equipment (bike and kit), through to complicated rehabilitation and personal financial recovery.
You don't need to be involved in a road traffic incident though to use some of the CLS expertise. Their website (www.cyclelawscotland.co.uk) is full of information you can freely use, e.g.
- Legal information and explanations of the Highway Code
- Past presentations by CLS on various related topics openly available to rewatch.
- Educational videos.
- Links to related cycling communities, clubs, organisations and retailers.
If you're interested in cycle law, or have had a road traffic related incident on your bicycle and would like some free advice and support, just have a look at their website or give them a call. All the staff are friendly and happy to chat to you. I have been an advocate of CLS for several years (before The Whisky Ventures Ride ever existed) and regularly recommend them to my outdoor adventure clients.
Several of the CLS staff are also joining me for a day as part of The Whisky Ventures Ride. On Sunday 15th May a group of riders made up of CLS staff, friends and local club riders will meet at the Reivers Distillery in Tweedbank (just around the corner from Tweedbank Station) and join me as I ride up from the Borders in to the Lothians. We will cycle over to the village of Stow before heading East for Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian, and finally back to Midlothian where the days ride will end (near Newtongrange Station). If anyone else fancies joining us (the more the merrier), be at the Reivers Distillery 9.00 for 9.30am!
See you there.