Nick Clegg visits CTC's Bike Bike Revival in Bristol

Nick Clegg with Paul Tuohy and the team from CTC

Nick Clegg visits CTC's Bike Bike Revival in Bristol

Following the announcement of an extra £214 million of funding for cycling at the Cycling Summit in Bristol, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited CTC's Big Bike Revival project.

After a hugely successful pilot in the north of England, CTC's Big Bike Revival project came to Bristol to the Cycling Summit. After the funding announcement and speeches from the Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg and Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman MBE, it was time to find out more about CTC's Big Bike Revival. 

Nick Clegg met with CTC Chief Executive Paul Tuohy, CTC Head of Development Ian Richardson and CTC Cycling Development Officer Javed Saddique. 

Nick Clegg seemed genuinely impressed with the project and the difference it had already made to help get people cycling again. He even admitted he had a bike at home that could do with some attention to get it roadworthy."

Ian Richardson 
CTC  Head of Development 
 

It was a busy morning for the CTC team in Bristol today: they fixed around 25 bikes and offered help and advice to many more people. 

Naomi Hughes from Bristol was on her way to work in the city centre when she spotted CTC's Big Bike Revival stand and immediately rushed back to fetch her bike, which needed a repair. Naomi told CTC's Javed Saddique that she had started to commute by bike a year ago and needed a bit of help to learn how to take care of her machine. 

While Javed was fixing her bike, the Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill arrived to find out more about the project. Javed was able to show him how he was mending Naomi's bike and Naomi was able to explain how useful the Big Bike Revival project is.

Naomi is now using her bike to commute to and from work in Bristol and she was incredibly grateful that CTC was able to help make her bike safer and easier to ride. 

From L to R: Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill, Naomi Hughes and CTC Cycling Development Officer Javed Saddique. 

You can see more photos in our Photo Gallery of Chris Boardman, Nick Clegg and Robert Goodwill. 

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