Yorkshire councillor calls for 'speeding cyclists' who slow down vehicles to have to ride single file

Cllr Caroline Patmore calls for signs to be put up to make riders single out

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Cycling has grown in popularity in Yorkshire since the Tour de France Grand Départ in 2014

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A councillor from North Yorkshire County Council has called for cyclists to have to ride in single file as they fail to "enjoy the countryside", ride too fast, and also ride too slow to keep traffic flowing.

Speaking at a meeting of the councils Transport, Economy and Environment Scrutiny Committee, Cllr Caroline Patmore called for riders to have to ride in single file due to their poor behaviour on the roads.

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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.