Licence plates for UK cyclists will not be happening after all

It appears the Conservatives and the Daily Mail just decided to bash cyclists, the latest culture war front

 A man cycles through the rain in the UK
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief, as it appears that number plates for cyclists will not be happening after all.

After the plan was floated by the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, on the front page of the Daily Mail last week, he later talked down his own suggestion on LBC, saying there were "no plans" for this.

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Adam Becket
News editor

Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.