What does the law expect of cyclists?
The law expects the cyclist to pull out gently, having made sure it is safe to perform the manoeuvre. Once in the middle of the road, you are then expected to remain there until it is safe to cross the opposing lane. If there is a car travelling behind you, intending to turn left at the same junction, you are also expected to be aware of other vehicles that may seek to overtake the car at the junction. Finally you need to give way to any pedestrians who may be crossing the mouth of the junction. If in doubt you are expected to get off and push your bike across the road.
Anyone who rides a bicycle knows how dangerous it can be to be in the middle of the road with your foot down waiting for a gap in traffic. Cars, lorries and buses often try to push past with little consideration for the cyclist. There is limited case-law on cycle accidents, which makes it all the more important to have a solicitor who knows what they are doing.