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Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered at on 23 March 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, Co Chair, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to promote mountain biking as a sport.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Government is committed to encouraging more people to engage in sport and physical activity, regardless of their background or level of ability.

Government's Sporting Future strategy published in December 2015 set out that, in future, public investment in sport and physical activity will be based on the contribution that organisations can make to five broad outcomes: Physical Wellbeing; Mental Wellbeing; Individual Development; Social and Community Development; and Economic Development.

Since 2010 Sport England has invested over £4.7 million of National Lottery money in projects and facilities to get more people mountain biking. Sport England will continue to work with British Cycling to ensure that more people from all backgrounds are encouraged to take up Mountain Biking and to enjoy the benefits it brings.

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