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Cycling: a new hope

Event organised by ICE

17 March 2022

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It is widely recognised that we are in the midst of a climate crisis. Increased wildfires, rising sea levels and flooding demonstrate that climate change is happening now. As if that wasn’t concerning enough, the world is also dealing with a global pandemic. Restrictions on travel and exercise during lockdowns and beyond, highlighted the importance of fresh air and exercise.

The number of people cycling has steadily increased annually, but during lockdowns in the UK, cycling was one of the few transport modes that increased as people sought alternative methods of travel.

Cycling is an active form of transport, environmentally-friendly, space-efficient and inclusive – as bicycles are generally cheaper than cars.

This event will introduce the benefits of cycling and focus on current developments around providing safe cycling infrastructure.


Alex Romankiw

Alex Romankiw

Galliford Try


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Alex Romankiw

Alex Romankiw currently works as a sub-agent for a principal contractor on the HS2 project, previously working in highways and structures for a number of years. He rediscovered cycling during lockdown in 2020 and now is a member of several cycling campaign groups in his native Leicester, promoting active travel.

As a campaigner, he regularly meets with Leicester City Council and comments on cycling issues and improvements, including trialling the Santander Cycles Leicester bike-share scheme before public roll-out. He is also one of the Programme Secretaries for the ICE East Midlands G&S Committee.

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Daniel Stanyard