MPs and Huppert on their bikes for a city cycle tour

February 10, 2010 11:44 AM
Julian Huppert

Julian Huppert

An all-party group of MPs will spend the first day of their Parliamentary recess on a cycling tour of Cambridge with Julian Huppert the city's Lib Dem general election candidate.

The MPs, all members of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group have chosen the city for their 2010 Study Tour on Thursday, February 11.

They will arrive at Cambridge railway station where they will collect their hire bicycles before riding into the town centre for a series of presentations.

Representatives from Bikeability, the cycle training scheme and the Cambridge Cycling Campaign will be on hand to show how they play their part in promoting cycling in the city during presentations at Cambridge Central Library.

In the afternoon, the group will take a cycling tour of the city visiting a cycling project at King's Hedges Primary School and finding out how special measures have been put in place to protect cyclists, such as 20mph speed limits and contraflows.

Julian said: "As former Chair of the Cambridge Transport Committee, I will be delighted to welcome MPs to see how the schemes I implemented and campaigned for have benefited cyclists.

"It is vital that all the major political parties give priority to cycling projects in the future. I hope that the group will take away plenty of ideas so that any future government will commit funding to encourage more people to choose cycling as a viable means of transport."

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