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Second session of 'Get Britain Cycling' inquiry today focuses on cycle safety

Cycling and motoring groups and people working in legal system to give evidence today

Cycling safety will be the focus of the second of six sessions being held by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group today as part of its inquiry into how to ‘Get Britain Cycling.’

Topics to be addressed will be include road safety, speed limits, driver behaviour, cycle training, liability, cycle theft and the role of the police.Those topics will be addressed by three panels of witnesses, as follows:

Automobile Association: Edmund King 
Institute of Advanced Motorists: Neil Greig
Freight Transport Association: Karen Dee
The Association of Bikeability Schemes: David Dansky

British Cycling: Martin Gibbs
CTC:  Chris Peck    
Transport & Health Study Group: Jenny Mindell

Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety: David Davies
Martin Porter QC
Ministry of Justice: Martin Jones
Metropolitan Police: Chief Inspector Ian Vincent
RoadPeace: Amy Aeron-Thomas

The session takes place between 9.30am and 11.30am and a live blog of proceedings can be found here. If you tweet about the inquiry while it is in session using the hashtag #getbtitaincycling, it will show up on the live blog.

The inquiry, which is part-funded by News International, owner of The Times newspaper, is due to publish its report in April, and the other four sessions scheduled to be held are:

06 February Planning and Design
13 February Active lifestyles
27 February The local perspective
06 March Government

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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