In the US, the cycle trade nearly got a mauling from the Oprah Winfrey show if a researchers questions on the Oprah website was anything to go by (it was slammed down) but here in the UK we're about to get more favourable treatment by Britain's answer to Oprah

Cycling’s good for you, Gloria will say

Yes, the Gloria Hunniford show is to major on the benefits of cycling!

It will be screened on Channel 5 at 2.15pm on Friday.

Recording takes place tonight and the programme will features a contribution from ACT board member Nigel Hill, owner of Sidcup Cycle Centre. A doctor will also expound on the health benefits of cycling.

No doubt getting on your bike during the FMD crisis will get more than a passing mention on the show.

Hill has been asked to provide ‘further information’ on cycling for the show’s helpline and website. As well as the ACT’s website he has also included,, and the CTC and Sustrans websites. Top man.

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