Curbs on 'killer cyclists', pothole pledges and £2.5bn in investment - UK general election cycling policy round-up

What will the next government have to offer those on two wheels?

A cyclist commuting towards Big Ben in London
(Image credit: Getty Images / Chris Ratcliffe)

You may not have heard about it as it hasn't been talked about much in the media, but there is in fact a UK general election on July 4.

Manifestos have been published, pledges have been made, and that includes those in regard to cycling, of course. Some are just loosely related to the pastime, while others could change it materially and significantly.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.