Motorists are the road users, not cyclists, argues Transport Secretary

Chris Grayling says that cyclists are cycle lane users, with motorists using the road alongside.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has caused ire among cycling campaigners

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has drawn ire from cycling campaigners and opposition MPs after distinguishing cyclists from "road users".

Asked by Labour MP Daniel Zeichner, the Shadow Minister for Transport, about comments he made before Christmas where he said that cycle lanes cause problems for road users, Grayling replied:

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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.