MP meets with Cycle-to-Work Alliance

November 26, 2010 12:45 PM

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, will be meeting with the Cycle-to-Work Alliance Group on 30th November.

Mr Brake, the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling, will be meeting with the group to discuss the benefits of the Cycle-to-Work scheme and the role it plays in the government's agenda for sustainable transport.

The meeting comes after the Government agreed a "tax break" to make cycling more accessible and affordable by offering a discount on bicycles bought or rented from employers.

Tom, being an avid cyclist, agrees with this scheme.

"I love cycling," he says, "and this should rightfully encourage more people to consider it as a means of transport to and from work."

It also comes after a report revealing that less than a quarter of the total subscribers to London's "Boris Bike" scheme are women.

This is apparently due to the weight of the bikes and concerns over London traffic.

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