– Chris Boardman, Former Olympic cycling champion
In front of them sat experts from campaigning bodies, transport research and the police - all ready to get into a proper discussion - and yet the MPs demonstrated that they didn't even know the most basic of facts.
Evidence and statistics were bypassed in favour of opinions and anecdotes on sideline topics.
Such a clear demonstration of lack of research and understanding at this level of seniority would, in any other business, be classed as negligent.
Former Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman says MPs investigating cycling safety should be "embarrassed by their performance" during their Select Committee hearing.
Chris Boardman is British Cycling's policy adviser and claims MPs on the House of Commons Transport Committee showed they "didn't even know the most basic of facts".
The committee is taking evidence following the spate of cyclist accidents which led to the deaths of six cyclists in London during a two-week period last month.