Rio medallists urge Theresa May to invest in everyday cycling (+ video)
September 1 2016
10 of Team GB’s medal winning cyclists from Rio have written to Prime Minister Theresa May to say that the best way to honour their achievements would be to put in place “a legacy of every-day cycling” underpinned by investing 5 per cent of the transport budget.
Among the signatories to the letter are Jason Kenny, Laura Trott and Mark Cavendish, as well as past Olympic champions Sir Chris Hoy and Chris Boardman, who now acts as policy advisor to British Cycling and who features in a video released alongside the letter.
The letter is signed by all the Team GB track riders who won medals in Rio last month, other than Sir Bradley Wiggins, Stephen Burke, Ed Clancy and Philip Hindes.
Boardman said: “Britain is the best elite cycling nation in the world – we’ve proved it at three successive Olympic Games – and yet we’re still massively lagging behind other nations in terms of every-day cycling.
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