Batting for Cycling England

Evans CyclePoint  Christian Wolmar

Earlier this week Norman Baker, the transport minister with responsibility for cycling, told a meeting that Bikeability is safe but he wouldn’t say the same for Cycling England.

Baker pledged that Bikeability, the cycle training scheme delivered by Cycling England, CTC and other bodies, would not be thrown in the flames in the forthcoming ‘bonfire of the quangos’.

He made the pledge before an audience of bike trade figures and train executives at the official opening of CyclePoint in Leeds. This is a bike parking unit at the front of Leeds station. It has space for 300 bikes, stored for £1 a day.

The Leeds CyclePoint is operated by Evans Cycles via £500,000 funding from the Department of Transport working with Network Rail and Abellio of the Netherlands, co-owner of Northern Rail. Continue reading “Batting for Cycling England”