CALLS for a cycle highway linking Oxford and Cambridge have been supported by an Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member.

Cambridge MP Dr Julian Huppert, who suggested the idea, said the idea “should be considered” alongside plans for the reopening of the Varsity Line railway link.

David Nimmo Smith, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, also voiced support for the idea.

He said: “I think it’s a very good idea. I don’t know how much it would cost, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.”