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Le Grand Depart: Getting Britain and France on their Bikes

3 July 2014

In the immediate run up to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France the FBC brought together a group of French and British experts from cities as diverse as Paris, Brest, Strasbourg, Exeter, Rouen and Nottingham  to discuss ways of promoting everyday cycling.  


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13 October 2014

Our next debate; British, French and US Perspectives on a TTIP Agreement, will take place in partnership with the LSE European Institute. Pascal Lamy, Former Director General of the World Trade Organisation will speak alongside UK Minister for Trade, Lord Livingston.

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News from the North

As well as enjoying the Tour de France, the cities of Newcastle and Nancy celebrated the 60th anniversary of their twinning on July 7-9, with a large delegation visiting Newcastle from Nancy to engage in a series of events including a Lecture on Verdun held at the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle followed by an agreement to twin the Society with its counterpart in Nancy, the Academie de Stanislas.

 Here Transport Minister Robert Goodwill talks to the FBC about the importance of cycling and impact of le Grand Depart in the UK 

Following the FBC cycling conference, journalist Christian Wolmar gives his views on the Tour de France's impact 

We are pleased to announce that Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France is joining the council as a member

Congratulations to the FBC's Secretary-General, Ann Kenrick who has just been awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the President of France, François Hollande.

The Rt Hon David Lidington, Minister for Europe, talks about the FBC and his French counterpart,Thierry Repentindescribes the FBC as the cornerstone of Franco-British relations. 


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