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British Cycling to talk strategy at first All Party ‘Get Britain Cycling’ inquiry session

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Published: 21 January 2013
Report: Eddie Allen

On Wednesday 23 January British Cycling Policy and Legal Affairs Director Martin Gibbs will be giving evidence in the first session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ inquiry.

Over six sessions running from January to early March, The 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry aims to examine the barriers which are preventing more people from cycling in the Britain and the first session, focussed on ‘strategy’ will feature British Cycling’s Policy and Legal Affairs Director Martin Gibbs, who will be giving evidence to the inquiry. Following the first session, Gibbs will be hosting a Twitter Q and A session on 24 January on @britishcycling and we invite our members and readers to get involved.

Gibbs will also be speaking on the second session on 30 January, which will deal with ‘safety’ while Chris Boardman will also be giving evidence during the ‘Active Lifestyles’ session on 13 February.

Ahead of the first session, Martin Gibbs said: “In the 20 years since Chris Boardman's gold at the Barcelona Olympics (British cycling's first for 72 years) we've established ourselves as a world leader in the sport. The challenge is to translate that into success at making Britain a leading cycling nation in the broadest sense.”

British Cycling has supported the inquiry since its inception in November 2012, submitting written evidence ahead of the oral sessions which begin in two days time.

Inquiry schedule

  • 23 January - 'Strategy' - British Cycling's Martin Gibbs speaking.
  • 30 January - 'Safety' - British Cycling's Martin Gibbs speaking at second oral evidence session.
  • 6 February - 'Planning and Design'
  • 13 February - 'Active Lifestyles' - Chris Boardman speaking.
  • 27 February - 'The local perspective'
  • 6 March - 'Government'

For full details check out our inquiry homepage, go to http://allpartycycling.org/inquiry or follow #getbritaincycling on Twitter.