In previous years, Croydon Council has received substantial funding from TfL for Bike Week, used to fund local activities to promote cycling in the Borough. In 2006 the Council received £10,000, in 2007 it received £2,000 and in 2008 it received nothing. Based on this evidence and at a time when cycling is featuring increasingly in London's political agenda, the impression given is that TfL are penny-pinching and out of touch when it comes to promoting cycling effectively at a local level.
Could you therefore please advise me as to why Croydon Council received no funding from TfL for this year's Bike Week? Furthermore are you able to reassure me that TfL will reinstate funding in 2009?