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Unless you've had your head in the sand for the last 6 months or so, you can't have failed to noticed that cycling seems to have infiltrated the hearts and minds of a ever growing number of people. You only have to go out and about at the weekend to see all sizes, shapes and ages out enjoying themselves on a bike. Press coverage of cycling events seems to have stepped up a gear (sorry, terrible pun) – I can't ever recall seeing the sport page headlines mentioning the Giro D'Italia – the three week stage race around Italy (think the Tour de France with harder climbers, narrower roads and less media circus). Then there has been the All Parliamentary Party Cycling Group "Get Britain Cycling" inquiry which has examined the barriers to people cycling in the UK, and why despite visibly more people cycling only 2% of journeys are made by bike compared to 27% in the Netherlands. Published two weeks ago, this report says a host of imminently sensible things including increasing spend on cycle infrastructure to £20 / head with funding coming across departmental budgets, recognising the benefits to health and business that cycling can bring with the clear focus being on planning, safety and training. What happens following this report is anyone's guess, but when you consider that spending on cycle infrastructure is currently £1 / head, the potential impact could be huge.