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Cycling

Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 6:35 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd 6:35 pm, 2nd September 2013

The hon. Gentleman is right.

We want cyclists of all abilities and ages, including the people who learned to cycle when they were children but who have lost their confidence. Millions of people will not go back on a bicycle because they have lost that confidence. We have a chance of developing throughout the country facilities such as those in my constituency to give back that confidence.

I reflect on the terrible tragedy we experienced in 2006. It was a bad thing that happened, but good came of it.