Labour's London mayoral candidate will 'increase cycle funding'

Christian Wolmar proposes to scrap the £1billion Silvertown Tunnel to raise funds for cycling infrastructure in the British capital city

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A Labour candidate for the 2016 London mayoral elections has promised that he would increase cycling funding by scrapping the £1billion Silvertown Tunnel.

Christian Wolmar, currently seeking nominations to oust the outgoing Conservative Boris Johnson, has stated that he if he is elected he would strive to meet the target of 10 per cent of all travel in the capital being made by bike.

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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.