Pedals and Pumps Tour!


With an average of 39 pubs closing a week, I was glad to hear of the work that former pop star Paul Heaton is doing to raise awareness of their plight.

Paul is going to embark on a “Pedals and Pumps” tour, raising awareness not only of the declining pub trade but also of the health benefits of cycling.
I find it saddening that an integral part of our culture is going through such a hard time, but was so pleased to hear of Paul’s plans that I decided to raise the issue in an early day motion in Parliament. By doing so the House of Commons both recognises the decline of British Pubs as “alarming” and applauds the former Beautiful South front man in highlighting their plight.
I’d like to wish Paul the best of luck on his tour and hope it raises awareness in both areas it aims to do so.

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