What's the Point of Taking the Tour de France to a City That Already Cycles? by @markbikeslondon

I've heard cycle campaigners on both sides of the equation disparaging sports cycling in mass cycling countries. On one hand, the argument goes that sports cycling is all well and good but it is not the "right kind" of journey by bike that cities so desire. On the other, some dedicated roadies discredit cycling provision in case it detracts from their right to ride as quickly as they can. I can see merits in both arguments, but on the ground in successful cycling cities the reality is very different. Sports cycling is alive and well in the Netherlands (as multi-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Marianne Vos and 2014 Tour de France stage winner Lars Boom attest) and there is no shortage of people pulling on their lycra on a Saturday morning to head out for a long spin in to the country. The Dutch use bikes like we use cars and buses; it is an everyday and ordin...

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