Simon MacMichael January 30 2017
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.