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Cycling England's chairman highlights likely continued industry growth

Cycle opens with positive Darnton address

The Cycle Show has opened to the trade this morning and exhibitors already appear busy.

Cycling England’s chairman Philip Darnton opened the show at the main stage, stating that despite a poor economy, the trade has been, and will likely continue to be bouyant.

"Everyday 60 million is spent within our industry. Government funding, along with Bike Hub contributions and a number of cycle-savvy ministers highlighting cycling frequently places our trade in a fantastic position for growth," said Darnton.

"There are now 500,000 trips by bike daily in London. Add to this a planned £14 million spend on improving our capital’s stations and the Cycle Hire scheme, previewed here today and the future looks promising."

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