The cycling-related items YOU say should be in every party’s General Election manifesto

It's election day: but what cycling-related item would YOU include in a political manifesto if you were a prospective MP?

In case it has passed you by, today (Thursday, May 7) is election day in Britain. All across the country, tens if not hundreds of people will be shuffling along to school gyms and village halls to silently stand in a claustrophobic plywood booth and use a tiny pencil on a piece of string to mark a cross next to the name of someone they hope will do a decent job in running the country.

Although the main political parties' manifestos remain a mystery to many, there's no doubt that cycling has moved up the political agenda since the last election. The safety of Britain's cyclists on the nation's roads has been debated in parliament, and most parties have said they are now firmly behind cyclists and the promotion of cycling. Apart from one or two exceptions.

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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.