Wales decreases cycle spending despite cycling investment rules

News of less money spent on improving Wales's cycling facilities does not sit well with campaigners

Despite having a law which makes cycling investment a mandatory requirement and that is the “envy” of its UK neighbours, Wales has decreased the amount it has spent on cycling in the current financial year.

In October 2013, the Active Travel Act was passed meaning that councils in the country had to design a network of walking and cycling routes.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.