'Justice 4 Ross And Clare' Campaign

27 February 2014, 06:00

Clare and Ross Simons

Families of a couple killed by a driver who knocked them off their tandem bike will hand in their petition to get tougher sentences to the Primer Minister.

The family of Ross and Clare want to see tougher sentences for drivers who commit dangerous driving offences while disqualified.

Their 15,000 strong petition Justice For Ross and Clare will be handed in to Downing Street this afternoon.

38 year old Nicholas Lovell from Oldland Common was jailed for 10 and a half years last year for admitting to two death by dangerous driving charges.

Ross and Clare Simons died at the scene in Hanham on January 27th 2013.

At the time Lovell was banned from driving, speeding at excess of 50 miles per hour and under the influence of drugs. 

Lovell had 69 previous offences including four for dangerous driving and 11 for driving while disqualified.


The online petition calls on the Government to review and change sentencing guidelines for dangerous driving so that drivers who have previous convictions are given much longer and tougher sentences.

Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore is backing the Campaign.

Heart spoke to Ross’s family: Edwin Simons and Kelly Woodruff. 

Edwin Simons and Kelly Woodruff speak to Heart

Ross and Clare Simons Family