Chris Boardman to give evidence to ‘Get Britain Cycling’ Inquiry (press release)

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Witnesses, including cycling champion Chris Boardman, will give evidence about the health benefits of cycling at the fourth session of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group Inquiry in Westminster on Wednesday.

Health experts from within government and other professional bodies as well as leaders of sport and recreation organisations will present evidence on the role of public health, promoting cycling in schools and workplaces, access to recreation facilities and the role of sport in inspiring cycling.

The Inquiry – which is backed by cycling organisations – is seeking views on how the government can help get more people cycling by making it safer and more accessible.

Wednesday’s session will be attended three panels of witnesses including:

  • Chris Boardman
  • Phil Insall from Sustrans
  • Dr Adrian Davis
  • The Department of Health
  • The Cycle to Work Alliance
  • NICE
  • The Forestry Commission
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Natural England
  • Mountbatten School, Hampshire

The session will be held at the House of Commons in Committee Room 8 between 9.30 and 11.30am.

The following inquiry sessions will look into the full range of issues affecting cycling in the UK, including what changes need to be made at a local level, the economic argument and the role central government must play.

The Group will produce a report of the Inquiry’s findings, which will be presented to government in April 2013.

Remaining sessions will be held on the following dates:

27 February    The local perspective

04 March         Government


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