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Newcastle's riding high this week after the Prime Minister confirmed it is one of just eight cities in the UK that will receive millions of pounds in funding to boost cycling.
But there are already serious concerns about whether the money is enough and whether it will be spent on the right things.
Gregg Easteal reports.
David Cameron's announcement of a £94m cash injection and nationwide drive to promote cycling has been warmly endorsed by bike enthusiasts and road safety groups.
Eight English cities are set to share in a £77m funding pot to help promote cycling and make roads safer, they are:
David Cameron has said he wants to see a "cycling revolution" to build on the success of the Olympics, Paralympics and the Tour de France.
Announcing a £94m pot to promote cycling in cities and national parks, he said: "British cycling is riding high - now we want to see cycling soar.
"This Government wants to make it easier and safer for people who already cycle as well as encouraging far more people to take it up and business, local government, developers, road users and the transport sector all have a role to play in helping to achieve this", he added.
Newcastle is to receive £5.5m to encourage cycling by creating a network of routes across the city. The money is part of a national scheme to increase the number of people choosing to travel by bike.
Newcastle is receiving £5.6 million to encourage cycling. It will be spent on creating a network of seven cycle routes across the city.
Newcastle is one of eight cities across the country to be chosen for a share of £77 million from the Government.
The aim is to make it safer and easier to travel by bike. One example would be the 'cycle-proofing' of new road junctions so they can be easily negotiated.
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said 'Following our success in the Olympics, the Paralympics and the Tour de France, British cycling is riding high - now we want to see cycling soar."