North West Paralympic gold medalists Dame Sarah Storey and Chris Boardman will unveil plans to help Britain get on its bike and become a cycling nation today
The cyclists will announce tax incentives to help get people to use their bikes more.
Figures show that just two per cent of Britons currently cycle regularly. The government spends less than £1 per person on cycling, per year.
This compared with the Netherlands where cycling spend is currently at around £30 per head and around 30% of trips are made by bike.
The plans, which will be announced by British cycling, aim to help double the number of journeys Britons make on their bikes.
Manchester's Dame Sarah Storey has won her second gold medal of the Para-Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands.
Sarah sealed victory in the C5 pursuit, catching Poland's Anna Harkowska in just five laps.
The Olympic Gold medal winner
Stockport's Sarah Storey set a new world record at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Mexico.Read the full story ›
Cheshire's eleven-time Paralympic champion Sarah Storey will receive her Damehood at Buckingham Palace today.
The 35-year-old swimmer-turned-cyclist, has 11 gold medals making her Britain's greatest paralympian. Four of those golds were claimed at this summer’s London 2012 Paralympics.
Eccleston's Bradley Wiggins was also awarded a knighthood in the New Years Honours after winning the Tour De France. Click here for more.
Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey will officially open the new purpose-built Bridge College in Openshaw.
The classrooms are designed for children with autism and learning difficulties.
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.
Greater Manchester's Olympic heroes will be honoured at a celebration event in the city today.Read the full story ›
Sarah Storey won four golds, one of which was Paralympics GB's first of the London Games.
She'll be touring round her golden post boxes this morning – before appearing on Granada Reports this evening.
Quadruple gold medal winner Sarah Storey is going to tour round her gold-painted post boxes today.
Sarah, who is from Disley in Cheshire, won Paralympics GB's first gold at the Games.
Her boxes are in Disley, Eccles, Macclesfield and Poynton.
All the athletes' boxes are listed here.
Eleven-time Paralympic Champion Sarah Storey from Disley in Chesire talks to ITV about her experiences of the Paralympic Games 2012, and why she's already preparing for the next one in 4 years time.