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MPs and peers take to two wheels

The annual Parliamentary Bike Ride to launch Bike Week 2014 was followed by speeches from a cross-party panel of MPs who all agreed more needs to be done to boost cycling levels in the UK.
Parliamentary Bike Ride 2014

The bike ride itself took place in glorious weather, with MPs, peers and others riding from the Dutch embassy in Kensington to Parliament. After the ride, there were speeches from a cross-party panel of MPs on how best to encourage more and safer cycling. 

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Get Britain Cycling report recommends £10 per head, per year funding for cycling

Six weeks of oral evidence, hundreds of written pages, and the report is out. CTC welcomes its publication and urges the Government to implement its 18 recommendations
Chris Boardman, MP Julian Huppert, Dr Sarah Wollaston and Ian Austin

CTC, the national cycling charity, is calling on David Cameron to act on the report, which calls for 10 per cent of journeys in Britain to be made by cycle by 2025 – the current figure is less than 2 per cent.

It has also called for central government spending of at least £10 per head of population per year to boost cycle use, increasing as cycle use rises. London has recently announced plans to spend £12.50 per person per year over the next 10 years, whilst the Dutch are spending around £24 per person per year.

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Ministers conclude 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry

The parliamentary 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry ended today with evidence from Ministers, first from Wales and then from the UK Government. We now await the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report, which is expected to call for clear leadership from the top of Government.
Norman Baker MP opening a cycle track in his constituency

As the final witnesses at the inquiry, cycling minister Norman Baker and road safety minister Stephen Hammond emphasised the funding they have made available for cycling over the past year, for sustainable transport, cycle-friendly junction improvements, cycle-rail integration and improved cycle route connections.

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'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry examines cycling strategy

23 January 2013
The first session of the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry has tackled Government and local authority strategy towards cycling, taking evidence from cycling organisations, experts and journalists.
UK Cycling Alliance representatives at the 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry

CTC today joined other cycling groups, experts and journalists to call for cabinet-level leadership to promote more and safer cycling.

The first session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's 'Get Britain Cycling' parliamentary inquiry, dealing with strategy, was eagerly followed on twitter, with the topic 'trending' for much of the morning.

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Safety in Numbers campaign launched in Parliament

13 May 2009
CTC President and Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow launched CTC’s Safety in Numbers campaign in Parliament.
Jon Snow, Kevin Mayne, Roger Geffen and Gwyn Prosser MP

MPs from all 3 main parties attended the launch. After a presentation from Chris Watts of the Department for Transport outlining A Safer Way, the then Government’s draft Road Safety Strategy, CTC’s Roger Geffen unveiled New CTC research showing that cycling gets safer the more cyclists there are.

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