Team GB’s cycling heroes call for ‘legacy of everyday cycling’
Laura Trott and Jason Kenny among Rio Olympians signing letter to Theresa May demanding real action on cycle transport
Thursday 1 September 2016 00.01 BST
A group of Britain’s medal-winning cyclists from the Rio Olympics have written to Theresa May to tell her the best way to honour their achievements would be for the government to invest heavily in everyday bike-riding.
The signatories, including Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Mark Cavendish, Joanna Rowsell Shand and Becky James, as well as Sir Chris Hoy, jointly with Kenny the country’s most successful Olympian, told May: “You were widely reported in the media as saying that there will be ‘no limits’ on the honours that could be bestowed on our medal winners.”
They continued: “But the best way to honour the achievements of our athletes would be a legacy of everyday cycling in this country – a place where cycling is the choice form of transport for people to get around in their daily lives.”