Beelines to take priority for Boardman
Carlton ReidJul 30, 2018
For a number of years Chris Boardman has spent every July away from the UK commentating on ITV’s coverage of the Tour de France. However, he has now given up this prominent punditry role to concentrate on the creation of a network of walking and cycling routes in Greater Manchester.
He made his announcement at the end of the coverage of yesterday’s final stage in Paris, where countryman Geraint Thomas won the yellow jersey. Boardman stressed that cycling was not just sport but, also, more importantly it was transport. The former Olympian – whose 1992 gold medal kickstarted Britain’s success in cycle sport – is Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner.
Earlier this month maps for Greater Manchester’s £1.5n “Beelines” routes were unveiled.