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Councillor gets on his bike after 40 years out of the saddle

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Councillor gets on his bike after 40 years out of the saddle

THE chance to try out an electric bike for a week got one man back on the cycle route after more than 40 years' absence from any serious pedal pushing. SUSAN GOODSON writes about one man's journey on the eve of Cycle to Work Day

MOTORBIKES and cars had taken over as county councillor Peter Thornton's favourite means of transport after having cycled a lot in the late 1960s.

That all changed again in May this year when the Liberal Democrat councillor for Kendal, Strickland and Fell was offered the loan of an electric bike by a fellow councillor. He fell back in love with cycling again and says he had forgotten what a pleasure it was to ride a bike.

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