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Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

February 4, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rowe solos to stage 2 Sun Tour win, Howson retains yellow despite late puncture; Magnus Cort Nielsen wins sprint finish at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Calmejane wins Etoile de Bessèges stage, takes over lead; Two sides to every story: Grivko shares account of Dubai skirmish with Kittel that led to expulsion; Organisers shorten then cancel Dubai Tour stage over high winds; Brailsford responds to Cooke’s allegations; Cholet Pays de Loire race cancelled for 2017; Citing lack of team participation, Tour of Turkey seeks to postpone to fall; Is cycling globalisation spreading teams too thin?; Van der Poel eyeing mountain bike races again for 2017; Rossignol acquires Felt Bicycles; Die-in demonstration planned for British Treasury; Routes announced for 2018 Commonwealth Games road events; Backstage Pass: Jayco Herald Sun Tour, stages 1-3.

Die-in demonstration planned for British Treasury

by CyclingTips

The advocacy group Stop Killing Cyclists is planning to hold a ‘die-in’ demonstration on Saturday, February 11 to call for British Chancellor Philip Hammond to allocate ten percent of the transport budget to walking and cycling by 2020.

“We are asking for the government to commit to significantly increase funding for cycling and walking starting with 5% of the 2017 transport budget and increasing to 10% by 2020” the group wrote on its Facebook page.

“Beyond this parliament we are asking for the funding to further increase up to £3bn per year by 2025, to reach 20% of the transport budget – the UN’s recommended minimum.”

The group chose the date because it is ahead of when Chancellor Hammond presents the transport budget to Parliament in March.

“Air pollution is poisoning millions of people in the UK, whilst traffic carbon emissions are contributing to the climate emergency,” spokesperson Caspar Hughes told Road.cc. “Road danger means most people do not feel safe cycling on UK roads, which means they lack life-saving physical exercise.”

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