Parties present their cycle policies at first Big Cycling Debate

Boardman says slow progress is being made as Britain's politicians spell out their stance on cycle funding ahead of May's general election

Britain's politicians are inching almost imperceptibly towards making a commitment to long-term cycle funding, following Britain's first ever pre-election cycling debate this morning.

The debate, which saw Britain's three main parties set out their cycling manifestoes at the Times headquarters in central London, was also attended by Chris Boardman, who said he was hopeful about the progress, albeit one happening at a snail's pace.

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