1,640 children killed or injured on British roads in 2013

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Immediate action is required to make school journeys safer after the equivalent of six primary schools full of children were killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads last year.

That is the defiant stance from charity Sustrans who reiterated their ‘Safe Journey to School’ campaign following figures revealed by the Department for Transport.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.