On Wednesday 2nd October, Welsh Cycling joined a number of organisations from across Wales to converge on the Senedd to lobby the Welsh Government for more and better investment in Active Travel.
The event was organised by a number of key partners across a number of Health and Transport groups in Wales to Cycle on the Senedd from Pedal Power. Over 200 people signed up and rode together to the Assembly where they heard from key speakers including assembly members on how important the act is for the wellbeing and future of the nation’s transport infrastructure and health of the nation.
Welsh Cycling were represented at the event by National Development Manager Georgina Harper, who leads Welsh Cycling’s involvement in the Active Travel Act.
“It’s been great to see so many people attend today’s event from the wide spectrum of cycling to call on greater action from the government to see an increase in spending per person on active Travel. We have come a long way from when the act was introduced but more needs to be done if we are to achieve the target of £20 per person.
“Welsh Cycling’s HSBC UK funded Breeze and Go-Ride programmes have had a huge impact in Wales of introducing and supporting more people to get involved in cycling but the provision must be in place from the government at national and local level to enable people to make a change to see cycling become part of everyday travel.”