Labour Transport team out in support for cycling

Labour's Shadow Transport Team with Roger Geffen MBE, Labour Party Conference

Labour Transport team out in support for cycling

Today (Wednesday 30 September 2015), the Labour Transport team showed its support for cycling as they joined cycle campaigners for a ride along the Brighton sea front at this year’s party conference.

Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Lilian Greenwood MP (pictured right) and Daniel Zeichner MP (right centre), Shadow Minister for Cycling joined CTC, the national cycling charity and Becky Renolds (left) of Bricycles, the Brighton cycle campaign group, for a ride in support of Space for Cycling along the Brighton sea front today.

 

“Campaigners have made great advances in recent years, but I know as a regular cyclist that there is still a long way to go.”
Lilian Greenwood MP

The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create conditions for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can cycle safely. It is targeted at councillors, seeking their support for improving cycling at a local level.

Lilian Greenwood MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport said:

“I’m delighted to join Bricycles and CTC in Brighton. I am determined that Labour will be a strong voice for cyclists in Parliament, especially as we are approach a critical point in the Government’s policy development. We will be holding Ministers to their promise to produce a meaningful Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy that sets out clear, long term funding – as well as pressing the case for restoring national safety targets.

Sam Jones, CTC Campaigns and Communications Coordinator said:

“It’s great to see the new Labour Transport team coming out in support of cycling at their conference in Brighton.

“There’s cross party support in Westminster, and now more than ever we need to see all parties working together to get Britain cycling. This means the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy must have funding of at least £10 per head, and the national design standards to ensure the money is well spent on space for cycling.”

Becky Reynolds, Campaigns Officer at Bricycles, the Brighton and Hove Cycling Campaign, said: 

“We are very grateful to Lilian and her team for taking time out to ride with us today. Cycling has enormous health and environmental benefits. These need to be extended to more people.

"We value Labour’s support for a more reliable system of funding for cycling so that using a bike becomes easier and safer for everyone.” 

For photos of the event please contact the CTC press office.

Contact information 

CTC Press Office
Email: publicity@ctc.org.uk
Telephone: 07967 193 051

Notes to editors 
  1. For further information on CTC, the UK’s largest cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. www.ctc.org.uk
  2. Bricycles, an affiliate group to CTC, campaigns for better conditions for cycling in Brighton, Hove and the local area. For further information: http://bricycles.org.uk/
  3. For further information on Space for Cycling visit: https://www.ctc.org.uk/campaign/space-for-cycling
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