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CycleDigest July 2013

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From the Editor

It's been hard to settle on an accurate level of optimism for cycling lately.

We've just welcomed the fact that a date has been set for Westminster MPs to debate the findings of the 'Get Britain Cycling' report - an important development as not only had we been suffering from serious disappointment that the Treasury forgot about cycling in the Spending Review, but we'd also found that the risk of cycling appears to be going up.

It's good, then, that most Police and Crime Commissioners gave our first Road Justice report a positive reception; that the Department for Transport has said that the major road network is to be 'cycle-proofed' in future; and now we're eagerly anticipating an announcement about cycling from PM David Cameron in August.

Indeed, we like to think that happier times for funding are round the corner and that in next month's Digest, we'll be able to report that the outlook for cycling is brighter as a result. The ladies on the right are happy at the prospect, as well as enjoying a summer cycle ride. 

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Cherry Allan

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Diary dates

Prudential RideLondon

3-4 August 2013

Part of the Olympic Legacy, this mass-participation cycling festival offers four separate events for professionals and non-pros.

 

If you’d like to be part of cycling history, volunteer to become a marshal on the London-Surrey 100 & Classic on 4 August.

 

Cycle campaign conference (CTC/Cyclenation/Leeds Cycling Campaign)

5 October 2013

Conference for cycle activists and anyone with an interest in providing for or promoting cycling. More details nearer the time. Hosted in Leeds by the city's campaign group.

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