£23m funding cut will not affect British cities cycling project, says minister

Cycling minister Robert Goodwill MP says £23million cut in Cycling Ambition Cities project budget should not affect its delivery

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The downgraded Cycling Ambition Cities project has been passed on to the legislative stage and reduced funding will not inhibit its success, the cycling minister has said.

Robert Goodwill MP visited Newcastle on Thursday (June 25), one of the eight cities awarded a share of the £91m funding, to stress the importance of cycling and whilst in the north-east he also defended the spending cuts that has seen the Conservatives slash funding for the scheme by 20 per cent from the intended £114m.

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