Transport minister hits back at reports of 'plan' for compulsory helmets and hi-vis for cyclists

Jesse Norman says review into cycling safety will be "based on the evidence"

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Transport minister Jesse Norman has hit back over reports of a "plan" to introduce compulsory helmets and hi-vis for cyclists as part of an upcoming review into cycling safety.

A headline on the front page of the Times on Friday proclaimed "Compulsory helmets plan for all cyclists on British roads", but Norman tweeted that this was not what he had suggested and there was no "plan".

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.