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All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group will hear evidence from Cycling UK, Keith Bontrager and others

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) will open its inquiry into Cycling and the Justice System tomorrow afternoon, with proceedings from the Palace of Westminster streamed live on Periscope. 

The first session will start on Tuesday at 3.30pm in Committee Room 18 of the House of Commons, with Cycling UK, RoadPeace and Martin Porter QC, who blogs as The Cycling Silk, among those giving evidence.

Also appearing will be mountain bike pioneer Keith Bontrager and his partner Julie Dinsdale, who lost a leg when she was crushed by a Tesco delivery lorry when cycling on London's Old Street on a Sunday afternoon in October 2015.

The driver, who had only been working for the supermarket operator for four days and was making his first unsupervised delivery run, was fined £625 last August after pleading guilty to careless driving.

Last week, in a detailed post on Facebook, Bontrager charted his partner's progress in her rehabilitation, including through using prosthetic limbs - one designed specifically for cycling - being funded by Trek, the company he sold his business to and still designs for.

The APPCG will be live-tweeting tomorrow's session on its @allpartycycling Twitter feed, while the live broadcast can be found on www.persicope.tv by searching for APPCG Justice 1.

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc 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.