Cash for cycling schemes

Government funding has been awarded to the the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, and also cycle networks in the Peak District, to help improve cycling in those areas.

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Derbyshire Council reaction to cycling funding

The Peak District in Derbyshire is to get nearly eight million pounds of funding as it attempts to make the area as cycle-friendly as Amsterdam.

The Department for Transport and local authorities are funding the development, which includes four new routes across the national park, giving people from Derby and Nottingham better access to the Peak District. Its one of eight national schemes to receive funding to help cyclists.

Councillor Andy Botham from Derbyshire County Council gave us his reaction.

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