A very upbeat article has appeared in the Independent celebrating Bristol as “Britain’s cycling capital” and highlighting our Manifesto Campaign work with the City Council on a strategic cycling network composed almost entirely of Dutch-style cycle lanes. Not quite accurate, but the article does paint an optimistic picture of the future of cycling in Bristol. It’s just a shame that when the BBC’s Breakfast programme picked up on the story, the City Council’s press office poured cold water on the idea saying the Independent’s article was not factually correct. This is in spite of Councillor Mark Bradshaw’s earlier tweet saying of the article “the shift we need to encourage yet more people to cycle, more often! Less confident cyclists especially.” So as ever, watch this space to see what emerges.