Chris Boardman urges you to back road safety campaign

Chris Boardman

Olympic champion Chris Boardman MBE is urging people to support The Times' Cities Fit for Cycling campaign.

Chris says: 'I passionately believe that with all the media attention road safety issues are highlighting at the moment we really have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change. I think it’s possible that if we work hard we can get the political will to put cycling at the heart of all road design, planning and transport policy, rather than an add-on, so that we totally revolutionise the way that cycling and cyclists are treated in this country. This affects us all, whether you’re a first category rider or someone who rides their bike to the shops.'

Since being launched two weeks ago The Times' Cities fit for Cycling campaign has received huge backing, from organisations like British Cycling and GB riders like Sir Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish and Victoria Pendleton. With more than 25,000 people already pledging their support, a three hour Commons debate will be held next Thursday to discuss cycling issues. You can find out more about the campaign and urge your local MP to attend the debate by clicking here.

Also, if you live in London please sign the London Cycling Campaign’s Go Dutch petition to increase the pressure on candidates for mayor of London to take cycling more seriously and commit to investing in improving the way London’s streets work for cyclists.

We'll be bringing further updates on the campaign over the coming weeks.