On yer bikes and off to the Cycling Summit

January 9, 2014 1:55 PM

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake has urged local residents to join him and Caroline Pidgeon for Sutton's first ever Cycling Summit called to discuss road safety and facilities for bike-enthusiasts in Sutton.

The event, organised by Tom Brake MP, will be held on Wednesday 22 January, 6.30pm-9pm, at the Trinity Centre in Maldon Road, Wallington. It will bring together local residents and politicians to talk about promoting and facilitating safer cycling in the borough.

Those who attend will have the chance to find out about the current cycling bids and projects taking place in Sutton and discuss key areas of improvement that they would like to see, as well as share their ideas on how Sutton can be made a more cycling-friendly borough.

Tom, a keen cyclist himself, commented: "Cycling is a healthy, cheap and environmentally-friendly form of transport. This is why, as a local MP, I've campaigned for many years for improved facilities for cyclists in Carshalton and Wallington."

"While I would like to see more local residents swapping the bus, car or train for a bike, I recognise that concerns over road safety is often what puts people off cycling. No one should feel that they are taking their life into their hands every time they get on a bike."

"It is important to have a discussion on what can be done to increase cyclists' safety in Sutton. I would encourage everyone who cycles, or is thinking about taking up cycling, to come along."

Amongst those attending the Summit are Charles Martin, borough co-ordinator for the London Cycling Campaign and London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

Sutton Cycle Summit

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