David Cameron urges Britons to get on their bikes

David Cameron has ridden intermittently around Westminster during his years in politics. Credit: Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Britons to get on their bikes after his Government pledged £94m more investment in national cycling schemes.

"The £94 million will make a real difference," he said. "A lot of people want to cycle and we want to make it easier for them to do so."

Mr Cameron added: "Only 2% of journeys in this country are made by cycle. In Germany it's 14% and in Holland it's 33%. So we could do a lot better."

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£94m cycling funding boost

A £94m cash injection and a nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks, has been announced by the Prime Minister.