Chris Boardman calls for UK to emulate Dutch 'cycling city' Groningen

British Cycling policy advisor and three-time Tour de France stage winner tweets link to Streetfilms documentary

Chris Boardman is not usually backwards in coming forward to support schemes promoting safer cycling.

No surprise, then, that the former Olympic gold medallist has taken to Twitter to express his approval of a video in which Dutch city Groningen - which has a population of around 200,000 - shows off 10,000 bike parking spaces at its train station and an almost carless city centre.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.