Chris Boardman appointed as Manchester's first cycling commissioner

Former professional cyclist Chris Boardman takes on council role to promote cycling and walking in Manchester

Chris Boardman

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Chris Boardman has been appointed as Greater Manchester's first cycling and walking commissioner.

The Olympic gold medallist and former professional rider will help to oversee initiatives that aim to increase journeys undertaken by bike in the area from two per cent to 25 per cent by 2025 as part of promoting healthy alternatives to car journeys.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.