London Cycling Campaign on BBC Newsround in 1985

“The 1980s were dominated by an ideology that embraced the ‘great car economy’, and was a tough time for cyclists. There were very few facilities, and in many quarters cycling was actively discouraged. Despite the hostile culture, the London Cycling Campaign lobbied for better facilities for cyclists and better public spaces for everyone. It has taken a long time, but politicians and public opinion are slowly catching up with us.” Just not in Birmingham, which is still trying out this major government initiative.