Avid cyclist Tom Brake MP and Fran Graham from the London Cycling Campaign recently met with Cycling Minister Jesse Norman for a bike tour of Westminster.
The tour saw them explore areas around Westminster designed to be cycle-friendly as well as areas that could see improvement, such as Lambeth Bridge, Buckingham Gate and the East-West Cycle Superhighway.
Brake and Graham discussed different ways to improve cycling infrastructure and how best to accommodate the cycling routes in the area with the Minister.
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
“Cycling is a great way to get around, keep healthy and protect the environment. I use my bike a lot to get from meeting to meeting in Carshalton & Wallington. But much more needs to be done to make our roads safer and ultimately encourage more people to get on their bikes.”
Fran Graham from the London Cycling Campaign said:
“It was great to be able to share some of the lessons from London with Jesse Norman. To see some of the brilliant, and not so brilliant examples of cycling in the city, and to demonstrate the importance of creating a properly linked-up cycle network, where everyone can cycle feeling safe and comfortable.”
The London Cycling Campaign is made up of 12,000 members, working for a cleaner, greener, healthier London where everyone can cycle safely and enjoyably.
Their members not only support their campaigning work, but receive a number of benefits such as third party insurance, hundreds of discounts and the many local groups rides throughout the year.
For more information on the London Cycling Campaign visit www.lcc.org.uk