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Question 2 - we asked:

What experience do you and your family have of cycling? Do you have any different concerns about younger or older family members cycling than you do yourself?

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3 of the 5 candidates (60%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

Heidi Suzanne ALLEN
(Conservative Party)

Being honest, I don't cycle though my father would think nothing of cycling from Leeds to Manchester and back in a day! Cycling is of course great for health, but I do wonder if it will be possible to get the older members of our communities back in the saddle.

Daniel GREEF
(Labour Party)

I am a keen cyclist and have partaken in many long distance bike rides each summer around the Cambridge/Suffolk and Norfolk countryside. Two summers ago I cycled from Norwich to Kings Lynn. It was a wonderful way to see the countryside and was a personal achievement. I worry however that younger cyclitsts would not be able to cycle around South Cambs for fear of the narrowness of some roads. Gt Shelford to Sawston is a good example of the cycle path and a busy road meeting with only 10cm gap and no barrier. 170 children use this route each day, I don't think this is safe and have publicly said so.

Sebastian Gerald Molesworth KINDERSLEY
(Liberal Democrat)

Just me, I'm afraid. My cycling experience is average. Obviously different ages deliver different concerns - which is why safety on cycle ways and properly built and safe cycle routs are so important.

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