The Government is set to announce that cyclists will receive a £50 voucher for repairs, as part of its initiative to get more people cycling and to improve the fitness of the nation.

Boris Johnson said:

“From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering their risk of illness, to improving air quality and cutting congestion, cycling and walking have a huge role to play in tackling some of the biggest health and environmental challenges that we face,”

“But to build a healthier, more active nation, we need the right infrastructure, training and support in place to give people the confidence to travel on two wheels.

“That’s why now is the time to shift gears and press ahead with our biggest and boldest plans yet to boost active travel – so that everyone can feel the transformative benefits of cycling.”

The vouchers will be available online from this evening and it is hoped that people will dig an old bike out of the shed, get it repaired and then use it to cycle to work and to see friends.