It’s good that Clive Betts is pushing the Transport Secretary for action if the tram-trial between Sheffield and Rotherham is successful (Star 23 October). I trust he is also pushing for the Department of Transport to insist that the new tram-trains carry bikes during the trial. A Sheffield council motion supporting this received cross party support on October 3rd. Stagecoach don’t want to do it but it’s vital this is trialled so it can be evaluated for use anywhere in the country. Only the Department of Transport can force Stagecoach – sign the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/39937 to help them make the right decision.