Cycling campaigners have pledged to keep Colchester on two wheels, even though funding to promote the use of bikes is about to run out.Oh noes! What will they do?
Money from Cycling England and Essex County Council has paid to increase and improve official cycle routes and trained hundreds of people in safe riding.Will withdrawal sink in?
It runs out tomorrow, when Cycling England becomes one of dozens of bodies scrapped by the coalition government.
Its demise had left cycling groups hunting for alternative sources of cash.Their own, perhaps?
Perish the thought!
Will Bramhill, chairman of the Colchester Cycling Campaign, said he was confident local cyclists would get money from other Government budgets.I say it’s time they went cold turkey…