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ON YER BIKE: Paralympic cyclists want more people to travel by bike

British Cycling wants to help double the number of journeys Britons make on their bikes. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

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.

Second gold for Super Sarah

Sarah's one of the UK's most successful Paralympians.

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

Sarah's clinched two golds in the competition.


Cheshire's golden girl receives Damehood

Sarah Storey Credit: PA

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.


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