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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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