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The cyclist who was hand-bagged by Baroness Sharples for riding through a red light ought to know that she ?did the right thing?, according to the ?noble Lords?, debating matters of the road safety for the hoi polloi in the House of Lords last Thursday (January 10).

Naturally, the CTC, the national cyclists? organisation, jumped to the defence of cyclists. Not to condone jumping red lights, but to speak out against a government minister who ?condones vigilante action against cyclists.?

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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.