The North West will get 15 million pounds of Government money to make cycling in our towns and cities safer.
The money will be used to improve the design and layout of roads at 78 locations across the country, with all schemes due for completion within the next 12 months.
The cash consists of a 20 million Government grant and 20 million from local authorities.
Transport Minister Norman Baker said: "Cycling is healthy and reduces congestion so it is welcome news that more and more people are taking to two wheels.
The schemes cover every English region apart from London
Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman will be in Liverpool today to help prepare the set-up of the city's cycle hire scheme.
The council is planning to launch it in the summer with 3 hundred bikes available and then expand to a thousand over the next year.
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Bolton cyclist Jason Kenny will receive his OBE at Buckingham Palace today.
He was awarded the gong in the New Years Honours list after winning Olympic Gold last summer.
British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford will also get his award. He will collect his knighthood for services to cycling and the London Games.
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Cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins has spoken to ITV Granada about making his home in the village of Eccleston in Chorley.
At the moment, Sir Bradley is on the Spanish island of Majorca, training hard for the year ahead.
The borough of Chorley has warmly embraced the cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins, who's made his home in the village of Eccleston.
At the moment, Sir Bradley is many miles away on the Spanish island of Majorca, training hard for the year ahead.
But the small corner of Lancashire he now calls home is never far from his mind.
Cycling Legend Chris Boardman MBE is named Champion for Liverpool's cycle hire scheme.Read the full story ›
Britain's most decorated female Paralympian has been made a Dame in the New Year Honours.
Sarah Storey has won won 11 Gold, eight Silver and three Bronze medals across six Paralympic Games.