Chris Boardman pokes fun at British government's inadequate cycling strategy

Chris Boardman says if he proposed government's plans for cycling to businesses he would be "laughed out of the room"

Chris Boardman

Former Olympic and world champion Chris Boardman has slammed the British government's proposals to invest less than £1 per person into the nation's cycling infrastructure, which is "less than the cost of a cup of coffee".

Boardman, who currently acts as British Cycling's policy adviser, is addressing Members of Parliament today at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling as they discuss the government's draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.

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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.