Miliband Backs the Bike

British Cycling LogoLabour leader Ed Miliband has stated that he is fully in favour of making Britain into a nation of cyclists on a par with Holland and has endorsed the views of shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle that cycling should play a key role in any new transport projects in the UK. Speaking at the headquarters of British Cycling in Manchester, Miliband said he felt it was, ‘…incredibly important that people have safe places to cycle” in the UK.’


Also endorsed British Cycling’s campaign for improved conditions for cyclists, Miliband said, ‘Every incident involving a cyclist, the terrible tragedies that can happen, is a reminder that there is a lot more to do to make cycling safer in our cities.’


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