Thanks to campaigning by British Cycling members and others, MPs from across Britain are preparing to debate the recommendations of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group’s ‘Get Britain Cycling’ report on Monday 2 September.
Get Britain Cycling was published in April 2013 with five broad recommendations to help transform cycling in Britain:
- Consistent and proper funding for cycling
- Cycle-proofing: redesigning roads, streets and communities with cycling in mind
- Safer driving and speed limits
- Cycle training at all primary and secondary schools.
- Political leadership to ensure all government departments are contributing
British Cycling and other cycling organisations contributed strongly to the report throughout, providing written evidence and speaking at a number of the evidence sessions.
British Cycling would like to thank every member who has taken the time to write to their MP and urge them to attend the debate, which aims to bring the recommendations of the report one step closer to reality. The Times will be reporting on the debate and will list those MPs who attended so you will be able to find out what your MP contributed.
The debate starts at 5pm and you can watch it live on the UK Parliament TV website. Before the debate, British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman will be briefing MPs, emphasising the key points of a comprehensive briefing document produced by British Cycling and other organisations and distributed to all MPs.