Derek Twigg MP also gets rail so his eye may not always be on cycling and walking. Karen Buck MP has a rather contradictory brief: as well being in charge of gas-guzzling aviation, she's the government's Green Minister. So, the Buck may stop here. At cycling that is.

Twigg not Buck gets bikes

And just to mix briefs even further, Dr Stephen Ladyman has responsibilty for road safety issues, another part of the DfT which impinges on cycling.

Unlike Charlotte Atkins, none of the current junior ministers list cycling in their collection of extra-parliamentary interests.

Ladyman likes football, renovating his house and golf.

Twigg likes hill walking, military history, particularly WWII, Rugby League and football.

Neither the DfT website nor Ask Aristotle carry any interests for Buck.

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