First ever national cycling debate taking place today

MPs go head-to-head on cycling in pre-election debate

News UK, owner of The Times and Sky, and the UK Cycling Alliance are hosting a cycle debate hustings this morning, where the main three politicial parties are to debate cycling.

It all started this morning at 11.30 and you can stay up to date by following the Twitter hashtag #cyclingdebate or by following @CTC_Cyclists.

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat’s manifesto commitments and ambitions on cycling will all be covered ahead of the General Election in May.

Broadcaster John Humphrys will host the debate which will be attended by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP (Conservatives), Shadow Transport Minister, Richard Burden (Labour), and Dr Julian Huppert MP (Liberal Democrats).

Ahead of the debate, Olympic champion and cycling campaigner Chris Boardman, called on all major parties to make a strong commitment and sustained investment to cycling in order to transforming Britain into a cleaner, more liveable and healthier nation.

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