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ITV poll reveals growing need for more cycle routes

The poll revealed only 2% of us in Wales class cycling as a main mode of transport Credit: PA

An exclusive poll for ITV Wales reveals more than one in ten of us would cycle to work if there were more cycle routes available.

The poll found only 2% of Welsh adults class cycling as their main mode of transport.

But it also revealed this figure would rise to a more respectable 12%, if designated cycle routes were more widely available - that's 2% higher than the Welsh Government target for the year 2020.

Later this year, a new law will come into force in Wales which has been hailed as the first of its kind in the world.

The aim of the Active Travel Act is simple, to get more of us to leave the cars behind and to take our bikes.

The Act will force local authorities to map and plan for suitable routes for walking and cycling.

You can see more on this story on tonight's Wales This Week at 8pm.



Former Paralympian given award by Prime Minister

A former paralympian from Wales who survived breast cancer twice and a motorbike accident that left her paralysed is being honoured by the Prime Minister.

Melanie Davies is working to build a first of its kind rehabilitation centre in Wales.

Melanie Davies will be presented with the Point of Light Award by David Cameron for her work improving the lives of others with disabilities.

The award recognises outstanding contribution and service to the community.

Catch up: Wales This Week, Kicking it out

During the apartheid, sporting contact with South Africa had become highly controversial. Despite this, several so-called Rebel Tours left the UK, sparking huge protests.

Twenty five years ago, one such tour saw ten Welsh rugby internationals and six Welsh Rugby Union officials fly out to South Africa as part of a World Fifteen rugby team.

The tour had been organised independently of the WRU, who had never sanctioned the trip, but the backlash rocked the foundations of Welsh rugby.

Wales This Week is on Monday's at 8 on ITV Cymru Wales

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