John Denham calls for more investment in cycling

John Denham, the Labour MP for Southampton Itchen, has called for Southampton City Council to bid for a slice of the £140m the government is planning to invest in cycling funding.
He said:

“In Southampton we can help a generation rediscover their bikes and give children the skills they need to cycle safely and responsibly on our roads.
“Cycling provides an excellent means of exercise and also helps tackle road congestion and pollution.
“Local authorities can now apply to become new Cycle Demonstration Towns and receive money to encourage people onto their bikes and offer local children the chance to be trained to cycle safely.”

Read more on John Denham’s website
read more about the government’s plans for cycling