|London to Cambridge Bike Ride - 2009|
It is a role I volunteered for for a number of reasons. Firstly, and probably most importantly, I am a keen cyclist. But also, I have recognised some time ago that cycling is one of the areas where we can deliver a really positive Olympic legacy for the County, building on both the inevitable momentum that will come from the performance of our cyclists in London 2012 and the reputation of Cambridge as Britain's top cycling city. Of course, we already have a genuine cycling Champion in Jody Cundy MBE - something else that could help promote cycling in the County. But for now, let's get behind him for London 2012.
It is also important that I focus on cycling safety, making sure it is embedded in our planning and highways work and I am sure over the next few months I will hear of many areas where there are issues. I can't promise ot sort all of them - but I will promise to listen.