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Chris Boardman: How cycling can save the world

Wed 6 December 2023

Jesus College

Chris Boardman believes bicycles can save the world.

Since retiring from a decorated career in professional cycling, Chris has become a passionate advocate for sustainable urban mobility. While in conversation with Intellectual Forum Director Julian Huppert, Chris will discuss how creating an environment where people feel able to travel to shops, schools, and workplaces under their own steam can improve our individual lives and the lifespan of our planet.

Whether you're an enthusiastic cyclist yourself or simply curious about the future of transportation, join us at the Intellectual Forum to learn about the transformative power cycling can have on our health, our communities, and the environment.

About the speaker

In 1992, Chris Boardman won track cycling gold for Great Britain at the Barcelona Olympics. Over the next eight years, he held the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France on three separate occasions, took three World titles on track and road, and broke several world records.

After retiring from professional cycling, Chris was Policy Advisor to British Cycling for more than a decade. He is now the Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Active Travel England, aiming to raise the standards of active travel infrastructure and ensure that every large development in the country enables people to live without cars if they choose.

Cost: Free of charge

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Please note that booking is required for this event.

Tickets are free of charge, but booking is required.

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Wed 6 December 2023 5:30PM - 6:45PM


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