Halfords say its now time to turn cycling safety debates into action

Well-known bike retailer Halfords has called for more to be done for cycling safety following two high-profile accidents over the past few weeks. 

Both Olympic gold medalist and 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins and British cycling coach, Shane Sutton were injured in cycling accidents recently. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

Having backed a number of key safety campaigns including ‘Think Cyclist’ and The Times, ‘Cities Fit for Cycling” campaigns, Halfords says it now wants to see the cycling safety debates change into action. 

Well-known bike retailer Halfords has called for more to be done for cycling safety following two high-profile accidents over the past few weeks. 

Both Olympic gold medalist and 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins and British cycling coach, Shane Sutton were injured in cycling accidents recently. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

Having backed a number of key safety campaigns including ‘Think Cyclist’ and The Times, ‘Cities Fit for Cycling” campaigns, Halfords says it now wants to see the cycling safety debates change into action. 

“Interest in cycling is growing fast but safety is the biggest concern for cyclists and the reason preventing even more people from cycling,” said commercial director Paul McClenaghan. 

“We have debated the issue of safety for years, but now its time for definite action,” he said.

“Halfords cares enormously about the safety of cyclists and agree cyclists can play their part. Wearing reflective clothing, using lights and wearing helmets can help protect against serious injury. So to can ensuring that bikes are well maintained and safe to ride.

“However the debate needs now to move on from what road users can do to help themselves.

Halfords confirmed that they will make a submission to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling which recently made an inquiry into how to get Britain cycling.

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