Row grows over Sheffield's absence from Government cycling funding

Councillors are blamed for not applying for 'cycling ambition city' status, but they say the application process was 'unworkable'

Sheffield Elite Criterium 2012

With Sheffield missing out on a share of the £214m of Government funding for cycling, councillors are claiming the city did not have the chance to apply for the money.

Eight cities across England were awarded ‘cycling ambition city’ status, entitling them to part of the government pot to improve their cycling infrastructure, but Sheffield, who hosted a stage of the 2014 Tour de France, was not selected.

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