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Cycling

Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 7:01 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Sarah Wollaston Sarah Wollaston Conservative, Totnes 7:01 pm, 2nd September 2013

I certainly agree with that. Indeed, if hon. Members want to see evidence of how cycling makes people look 10 years younger, they only have to look at the Chief Whip. [Laughter.] [Hon. Members: “He’s only 80!] He does not look a day over 80.

Of course segregated cycling routes are the best option, and of course they are expensive, but sometimes they are not as expensive as they look. In many areas we see examples of small groups of individuals being allowed to stand in the way of low-cost options to create off-road routes. We need to get to grips with that.