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This page has been archived   ———————————- A message from our patron Prof Stephen Singleton Cycling could transform Tyneside. If cycling was a tablet or a medical intervention it would be a best buy for the health service. Regular cyclists tend to live longer, have less work absence and those who cycle 25 miles or more a week are measurably fitter than non-cyclists. Countries that have promoted and provided for cyclists have less obesity than car centric countries like Britain. But the benefits of encouraging cycling are not just better health but a better urban environment. Encouraging cycling in place[…]

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It’s all in the (Head of) Communications

In a letter today Bernard Garner says the task & finish group is in the process of being set up. His own head of communication was of the opinion it had been set up. Communications! Wires. Crossed. Inching closer… Metro’s Stephen Psallidas will be in touch. In the near future. Here’s what was said in 2005 “However, Stephen Psallidas of transport charity Sustrans, is urging Nexus to support the idea in principle and carry out a trial on Sundays and bank holidays”. We remain. Waiting. And. Seeing.

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Refurbishment?

Today Metro announces the first modernised carriage has taken to the tracks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-17032582. Years ago the cycling community had been promised that the refurbishment would give consideration to the carrying of bikes. Funny that.

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