21 JUN 2010

Parliamentary Cycle Ride with Victoria Pendleton

Meeting Victoria Pendleton on the annual Parliamentary Bike Ride was inspirational and it is clear that we must do more to help young athletes to have the opportunity to train for Olympic Success.

For cycling, this means the provision of velodromes for training, but the nearest to Devon is currently in Wales which means it is unrealistic to train track cyclists in the South West. British Cycling is investigating a velodrome in South Devon and I will be discussing this with the head of British Cycling in the South West, Chris Yates, at the Dartmoor Classic this Weekend.

As an MP I will do my best to promote the interests of cycling in Torbay and the South Hams. If you would like to get involved please get in touch with your ideas of for safer cycling routes.

I can't do anything about the hills but there may be ways around them.

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