Dame Sarah joins quest to get more peo­ple in the sad­dle

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

BRI­TAIN’S most dec­o­rated par­a­lympic ath­lete has been drafted in to help the town be­come more cy­cle­friendly.

Dame Sarah Storey, who lives in Dis­ley and has a to­tal of 11 gold medals – in­clud­ing three for cy­cling – met with Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley to talk about how to en­cour­age peo­ple to cy­cle more.

They also looked at new ini­tia­tives that Sarah is keen to sup­port, such as the coun­cil’s bid to host part of this year’s Tour of Bri­tain.

Mr Rut­ley, who was joined by deputy leader of the coun­cil David Brown, said: “It was an hon­our, once again, to meet Dame Sarah, who is such a well-re­spected am­bas­sador for cy­cling.

“Cy­cling is a great way to help more peo­ple keep phys­i­cally ac­tive and is a truly sus­tain­able form of trans­port – more needs to be done to sup­port it.”

There was also a dis­cus­sion about how road safety could be im­proved and pro­moted, and work­ing with more lo­cal cy­cling groups.

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