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It will take £250 million of investment over four years to get cycling fully established in schools, according to Cycling England?s funding strategy for National Investment in Cycling to 2012.

Phillip Darnton, Cycling England chair, says in Cycling Weekly?s Schools Cycling series today (Thursday), that there are many positive cycling promotion initiatives but ?it?s the scale of it that needs addressing.?

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.