A LEADING cycling campaigner will be the guest speaker at town group's second open lecture event of the season.

Karl McCracken will give an illustrated talk about raising the profile of cycling at a Darlington Cycling Campaign event on Friday, March 19.

His talk will be entitled "What's needed to make riding a part of the transport rather than the sports and leisure agenda".

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It will also include an open forum with people encouraged to ask questions and give their own opinions.

Mr McCracken has recently warned cyclists about the dangers of pinch points on roads and the hazards they pose to their cyclists.

As a result campaign member Mike McTimoney has blogged on the campaign's blog site about similar problems in Darlington.

Using Google maps and new Street View service, he has highlighted just three problems caused with pedestrian refuges in Haughton Road, Darlington.

Mr McCraken's talk is being held at Darlington Arts Centre's media workshop on Friday, at 7.30pm. Entry is free and open to all.