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Cyclists gather in Sheffield city centre

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Cyclists used pedal power to urge Sheffield Council to make the city’s roads safer for bikes.

The ‘Space for Cycling’ campaign saw 215 cyclists riding through the city to draw attention to their fight for ‘freedom on the roads’ yesterday.

Organisers claim road conditions in Sheffield are putting people off cycling.

They say there is not enough space on the main roads in the city and too much traffic in residential areas.

Matthew Turner, 28, from Hillsborough, who organised the mass bike ride, said: “We want everyone in Sheffield to have the freedom to ride a bike.

“We don’t believe they have the freedom at the moment because there is no space on busy main roads and too much traffic on residential streets and the combination of both means people don’t feel safe cycling.”

 

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