Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 10, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen dedicates Dauphiné stage win to injured Dimension Data development rider; Domagalski dominates Tour of Korea stage; Nizzolo wins GP du canton d’Argovie; Commentary: Bahrain prince’s torture allegations too big for cycling to ignore; Lachlan Morton: “I’d like to have another shot at the WorldTour”; Kwiatkowski battles sickness at Dauphine; British MP calls annual parliamentary cycle ride ‘foolish’; Wiggins crashes local cycling club time trial; New bicycle ‘bell’ emails mayor when in danger; Ride of silence for cyclists killed in Michigan; Criterium du Dauphiné stage 4 recap; Chris Froome on failure; Post-ride cookie recipe (and warm-down)

British MP calls annual parliamentary cycle ride ‘foolish’

by CyclingTips

British Member of Parliament Lord Tebbit is apparently not a fan of cycling. The 85-year-old conservative sent a letter to Labour MP Ruth Cadbury, who sent an open invite to all members for the annual parliamentary cycle ride in London.

In the letter Lord Tebbit called the event a “nuisance” and a “foolish exhibition” that would, “increase peak hour traffic congestion in central London.”

“Not only is that a nuisance, but by increasing congestion it will increase pollution,” he argued in his letter. “I suggest you cancel this foolish exhibition.”

Cadbury, who is a strong supporter of cycling and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG), responded by tweeting an image of the letter.

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