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Stories written by Vincent

Get Tories Cycling…………with a full stomach

Tories eat well, as I discovered at a Bridgewater Hall lunchtime meeting – part of their Party Cconference Transport Hub. This fringe event  was chaired by Philip Pank, transport correspondent for The Times which launched Cities Fit for Cycling  campaign following a serious injury to their reporter Mary Bowers.  Last year deaths of all road […]

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Vincent Goes Dutch… and glimpses Paradise

On 8 August my family including two 9 year olds boarded the Hull train with our bikes at Manchester Piccadilly to catch the overnight ferry to Rotterdam. We woke up the following morning in cycling heaven – aka the Netherlands. T he moment our tyres touched Dutch soil a (usually) segregated cycle lane carried us […]

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Sustrans fails to Connect 2 real road safety

This summer helmet manufacturers will get a promotional boost when Sustrans marks the completion of the Connect2  programme with a series of high profile rides where it is mandatory to wear helmets. Some Sustrans supporters have refused to comply and lost the chance of a cycling holiday of a lifetime. In December 2007 we feverishly […]

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A Slower Pace makes a Better Place

Child's 20mph sign

Vincent Walsh is sent to Coventry to report on the Fourth annual 20mph Conference… A year ago 8 million people in the UK lived in areas committed to 20 mph limits, now the figure is 12 million. The change is happening much faster in cities than the countryside,  Lancashire being  the only county to take […]

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Policing the Police – enforcing safer cycling

Campaigners and victims of cycling road crashes met with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales in July to hand over the first of a series of CTC Road Justice reports. Road Justice: the role of the police examines how cyclists have been failed by the current system with inadequate police investigation following collisions […]

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20mph limits coming soon to Manchester

A year after agreeing the principle Manchester Council is set to roll out 20mph limits. Cllr Bernard Priest, executive member for neighbourhood services, said: “We’ve committed to implementing a 20 mph speed limit on residential roads across the city and the first phase is due to start in the next few months when we set […]

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