Portsmouth cycling improvement plans need to be realistic, warns minister

Robert Goodwill says he will help Portsmouth in their bid to attract cycling infrastructure funding, but says they need to offer value for money

Cycling minister Robert Goodwill is backing plans to improve cycling infrastructure in Portsmouth, but warns that any proposals need to be realistic in order to gain funding.

Mr Goodwill visited Portsmouth on Thursday and went on a bike ride with council leader Donna Jones to see what cycling was like for people in the city.

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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.