A horse broke my bike - anything I can do?
I was cycling along Hall road - on the left-hand side of traffic as if there was a bike lane - and passed a parade of horses. I might have been too close, but thought it would be ok. Anyway, one of the horses kicked me and my bike.
I got by with a few bruises but my steel frame is bent. I have asked at the bike shop and it will cost £200-300 to repair.
I asked Westminster council if they could provide any reimbursement - my view is the horses should not be using public roads if they aren't comfortable with regular road traffic - but they have replied saying it is illegal to pass on the left hand side and horses have every right to be using the road (they quoted the highway code).
Do I have any ground to pursue this?