The Bespoke Study partners and collaborators

The Bespoke Study Partners and Collaborators

Primary Partners


When  cyclists  have been involved in a collision or a fall, all they want is to get back on the road quickly. Leigh Day is a law firm which represents cyclists who require rehabilitation and in some cases, compensation. Their cycling team is the leader in the field, with unparalleled knowledge of the problems associated with cycle-related injury. This experience comes from handling claims for the members of British Cycling and British Triathlon Federation since 2003.

Leigh Day is a firm of committed cyclists. Their staff ride thousands of miles every year fundraising for charities, and they campaign alongside charities and cyclists’ groups for improvements to make cycling safer for everyone.


Canary Wharf Contractors is part of London’s biggest integrated property company, Canary Wharf Group. In 2002, we established the Canary Wharf Contractors Fund with the primary aim of raising money by running sporting events alongside companies in our supply chain to support causes close to our hearts.

The Fund makes donations to a range of East London and National charities, as well as to needy individuals and their families who are involved in the construction industry. We are also long term supporters of Barts Charity, which helps support innovative medical projects that wouldn’t normally be funded through the NHS. One of these is the Bespoke project, a collaboration of research teams to try to understand bicycle injuries in London.

At Canary Wharf Contractors, we are firm believers in data and trend analysis. Knowledge is power. Knowledge improves the rigorous safety culture at each of our construction sites and makes them even safer places to work. Bespoke provides the ability to collect bicycle accident data outside our own sites, and we firmly believe that it will help improve safety culture and awareness amongst our and our suppliers’ truck drivers as well as cyclists, with consequent reductions in accidents and incidents.

We are proud to be involved in the Bespoke project with our friends at the Royal London Hospital and with Barts Charity.

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) are an independent body dedicated to advancing orthopaedic knowledge. We fund and publicise high quality research related to the musculoskeletal system and organise training events which promote collaboration between orthopaedic surgeons, scientists and engineers.

We were established in 1989 through the vision, skills and determination of one man – the orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Furlong – who pioneered a new form of hip prosthesis and dedicated profits from this success to funding medical research. Since 2004 the charity has supported over 120 research projects, investing over £8.2 million and has worked alongside 37 Universities and research centres.

We are a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and follow their best practice guidelines for reviewing research proposals submitted to us to ensure independence and transparency. The Bespoke team were successful in applying for a research grant from ORUK and we are pleased to be involved in supporting the project.

Please visit our website for further research grant and event information


Secondary Partners

P2G is a Limited Liability Partnership set up as a Social Enterprise to create savings for public sector bodies, working with a number of NHS Trusts and other Authorities. P2G’s senior executives have worked in PFI & PPP within the private sector for the last 16 years and understand, more than anyone, the pressing need for innovation and better data to improve our health systems and deliver savings. P2G recognise the obvious health and environment benefits of cycling, and their donation has helped the Bespoke study to reach a significant project milestone.


Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The UK operation is one of the country’s top contractors.

Working collaboratively with customers, partners and our supply chain, we make a positive difference to society.

In the UK, Skanska builds structures which aim for the highest sustainability standards. For example, our award-winning design and construction of 30 St Mary’s Axe (the Gherkin) in London, May Park School in Bristol, Barts and The Royal London hospitals, and Bath Spa University.

Our forward-looking approach to sustainability is expressed through Our Journey to Deep Green™, where our ultimate aim is for all Skanska projects to have a near-zero impact on the environment. Our role as a leading green developer and contractor was confirmed when our President and CEO, Mike Putnam, was invited to be Co-Chair of the government’s Green Construction Board, in 2012.

Skanska has been the construction partner of Barts Health NHS Trust since the redevelopment programme for St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital began in 2006.


Barts Charity is a healthcare innovator supporting one million patients a year across six major London hospitals, which includes the Royal London Hospital (RLH), the UK’s busiest Major Trauma Centre. Following the Barts Charity Safe Cycling Seminar hosted by Jon Snow in January 2014, a number of shocking facts compelled consultants and researchers to investigate what we could do to help tackle the issue of preventable injuries and deaths associated with cycling.

The Barts Charity Safe Cycling Appeal was launched, and BESPOKE was developed as our flagship project.

Registered Charity No. 212563