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Ilkley MP highlights Tour de France in Parliament
8:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in Local news
Ilkley MP Kris Hopkins has told Parliament about the visit to the constituency next year by the Tour de France.
He highlighted the arrival next summer of riders in the world-famous race for two days in the Keighley and Ilkley area.
Mr Hopkins made the short interjection on Monday during a debate on cycling issues in the House of Commons.
He said: “The race will go through villages such as Addingham and Stanbury, and green parts of my wonderful constituency.”
Mr Hopkins spoke after fellow Conservative MP Graham Evans had outlined the benefits of cycling and how to improve safety.
Mr Hopkins suggested the Tour’s arrival would support the points Mr Evans was making, as well as improving health and fitness and promoting local businesses.