1. Calendar

Tour de France 2014: Le Grand Depart in Yorkshire

Welcome to the place to find out everything about the 2014 Grand Depart

View all 249 updates ›

£15m cycle rail boost

A new £850,000 Cycle Hub is opening today at Sheffield Station Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Train stations across the country will benefit from improved cycling facilities thanks to £15m of new government funding, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced today on the eve of the Tour de France coming to the UK.

The improvements will make it easier for people to ride bicycles and use trains by providing more and better cycle parking and other cycle-friendly facilities at railway stations, helping cut pollution and ease congestion on our roads.

The minister announced the funding as she officially opened the new £850,000 Sheffield Cycle Hub - a flagship facility that provides 415 bike spaces alongside changing rooms and repair facilities at the city’s train station.

Baroness Kramer said: “When people take rail journeys they need to know how they will get to and from the station.

“We are transforming cycling facilities at stations up and down the country to make it easier to choose the bike for the journey to the station. That is why we are providing £15m of new funding to help deliver this vision.

“Used together, bike and rail can help cut carbon and congestion, delivering environmental and economic benefits. Sheffield’s cycle hub is a great example of this principle in action, and I hope it provides an example for others to follow.”

More on this story