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Government to ensure all driving instructors watch Chris Boardman SPACE for cycling film (+ video)

Shorter version of video first released in August will be made into public information film

Remember the video released in  August in which British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman teamed up with senior driving instructor Blaine Walsh to urge motorists to give space to cyclists?

Well, there’s some great news about it – the government is making sure that all driving instructors across the country will see a slightly edited version of it, and a shorter cut of the video, called SPACE,  will also become a public information film.

The news was confirmed on Twitter on Thursday evening by Carlton Reid, who made the video.

Reid, executive editor of BikeBiz, author of the book Roads Were Not Built For Cars, and the man behind the website I Pay Road Tax, tweeted:

In response to questions from followers on Twitter, he added:

We’ll have more on this story later on Friday. In the meantime, see here for our original coverage of the video.

- Video: Chris Boardman demonstrating safe overtaking of cyclists

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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