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Parliamentary inquiry into Cycling and the Justice System opens tomorrow - and will be streamed live

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 joined road.cc 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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