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Part of Backbench Business — Private Members’ Bills – in the House of Commons at 7:31 pm on 2nd September 2013.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby 7:31 pm, 2nd September 2013

One of the objectives of today’s debate is to increase the proportion of journeys that are made by bike, and to persuade people to use their bikes more regularly. That makes me part of the target market. Unlike my hon. Friend John Stevenson, I am not a regular cyclist. I would describe myself as a fair-weather cyclist who cycles infrequently on country lanes for the purpose of exercise or enjoyment.