Scot David Millar has committed himself to helping efforts to
promote recreational cycling in his own country among school children,
families and commuters, says a press release from the organisers of Velocity 2001.
Next year, the world's most important cycle planning conference,
Velo-city, is being hosted in Edinburgh and Glasgow and, following a
meeting with conference director, Erl Wilkie, Millar announced his
Millar said of Velo-city 2001:
"I am really impressed by what I have heard about the efforts to boost
cycling in Scotland. I am particularly heartened by recent announcements
about initiatives to get children cycling safely to school and back.
Once the cycling season is over, I promise that I will be back in
Scotland doing everything that I can to promote the use of bicycles."
The Velocity conference will be held in Edinburgh on 17 and 18 September, in
Glasgow on 20 and 21 September 2001, with Wednesday 19 being set aside
for participants to ride from one city to the other on a newly complete
long-distance cycle route that will link them.
Velo-city media team:
0131 225 2082/07050 165653
Mike Wilson 0131 446 9265/07050169016.