Monday, 2 September 2013

Just finished #GetBritainCycling debate. About to cycle home along the Thames to Fulham

A genuinely brilliant cross party debate led by MPs of different backgrounds, but all passionate about getting more people cycling. Particular praise to my liberal colleague Julian Huppert. I will update with the transcipt of the debate, and my speech, in more detail tomorrow but it did seem that the debate was sponsored by the Dutch Cycling and Tourism Board, so great was all our enthusiasm for the Dutch approach to cycling and cycle proofing.
In Holland they massively outspend us on cycling and have 27% of journeys by bike. Here it is 2%.
My thanks to all the constituents who wrote in with suggestions and comments. I featured them where I could in my speech and will follow up on all of them.