UKIP disowns candidate's plans to force cyclists onto pavements

UKIP general election candidate Lynton Yates' promotional leaflet says road congestion can be eased by forcing cyclists to ride on the pavement

Cllr Lynton Yates' promotional leaflet outlines ways to reduce congestion

A UKIP general election candidate has told voters in his Charnwood, Leicestershire, that he plans to reduce road congestion by forcing cyclists to ride on the pavement.

Lynton Yates, who has sat as a councillor in the county since 1989, made the controversial claim in a promotional flyer, but was subjected to ridicule when it went viral on Twitter.

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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.