Olympic champion Chris Boardman to head government's Active Travel body

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Olympic gold-medallist and active travel advocate, Chris Boardman, leads England's new body for improving cycling and walking infrastructure  | Credit: Ordnance Survey via Creative Commons
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Olympic gold-medallist and active travel advocate, Chris Boardman, leads England's new body for improving cycling and walking infrastructure | Credit: Ordnance Survey via Creative Commons

The government has today launched the Active Travel England agency, and promised £5.5m in new funding for cycling and active travel schemes

The UK's new cycling and walking body has appointed former Olympic champion Chris Boardman as its interim national commissioner. Active Travel England is to be launched today by the Department for Transport...

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