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by Mark Zalewski
January 11, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Leopold König explains his path from Sky domestique to Giro d’Italia contender; Brailsford critcised UKAD chairman for speaking about investigation; Contador says he is happy to be finished with Oleg Tinkov; Velocite company owner alleges patent infringement by Pinarello; Niels Albert criticises elder van der Poel for working on world champs course construction; Athletes blast UCI for short notice on world championships; USA Cycling names cyclocross World Championships team; Christoph Strasser’s Australian record-breaking adventure starts in Perth today; British All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group seeking cyclists involved in traffic incidents; Stephen Hyde on the lead-up to nationals; Euro-cross recap video; Farmer drops pro triathletes like a boss; Fat Bike caught on electric fence.
The British All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) has created a select committee-styled investigation and is seeking cyclists who have been involved in road traffic incidents to come forward and testify in a public inquiry in January and February. The APPCG is calling it’s inquiry ‘Cycling and the Justice System.’
‘[The APPCG] seeks the views and experiences of cycling organisations, government departments and ministers, individuals and members of the general public on whether the current judicial system is serving all cyclists,” it said in a statement.
“The APPCG will run four oral evidence sessions in January and February 2017 on the following issues: Road users and victims; Enforcement and investigation; Criminal Law; Driver awareness and civil justice.”
The objective of the group is, “To review research evidence and current best practice, the extent and success of implementation, and potential developments that encourage cycling, and to develop recommendations resulting in changes to government policy and practice at national and local government level, based on these findings.”
The APPCG is an informal cross-party group that has no official status within Parliament, with the mission of the members to use their role as Parliamentarians to promote all forms of cycling.
Click through to read more at the APPCG.