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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?

We asked this question:

4 of the 5 candidates (80%) who were asked this question responded as below.

Those candidate(s) which were elected are highlighted.

(Conservative Party)

I love cycling. When I was a student in Cambridge, despite having my bicycle stolen twice it was great. My daughter has just learnt to cycle on her own and I am looking forward to some cycling adventures.

Clive Kenneth SEMMENS
(Green Party)

I've been a keen cyclist (but not a member of any cycling organization) all my life. My wife and I had a tandem for years. I've cycled all over the UK & Ireland, and extensively in continental Europe and India - see http://clive.semmens.org.uk/Recounts.html?MadCyclist - but I'm 65 years old, so I'm an "older family member" myself now. Our son is 29, and also a keen cyclist. My concerns are really pretty much the same for any cyclist: keeping them separate from motorized traffic as much as possible.

(Labour Party)

Cycling is part of my way of life. Luckily, I live close to Cambridge, a city where cycling is part of the culture. Of my two grown up children, one uses a bike every day, the other occasionally. Both children were regular cyclists when they lived at home.
I have had the pleasure of cycling some major alpine climbs and have made two long distance cycle treks in the last four years (Cambridge - Limoge).

As a former cycle trainer at our local primary school I know that children develop at different rates, both in their physical ability to ride a bike and in their awareness of the dangers of fast moving cars. Children need low traffic, low speed spaces around their homes where they can develop their skills and awareness in relative safety.

Jonathan Peter CHATFIELD
(Liberal Democrat)

We are all keen cyclists. My 6-year old is on his second Isla bike. I have a Giant and cycle about 1,000 miles a year on it.

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