The Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced £40 million to improve safety for cyclists on roads across England. He says,
"Cycling is healthy and reduces congestion so it is welcome news that more and more people are taking to two wheels.
"Ensuring this funding is targeted where improvements will make a real difference to cyclists is just one way we are ensuring this trend continues".
In South Gloucestershire, £275,000 improvements will be made to the A38 Gloucester Road. £100,000 of that will come from the Government while South Gloucestershire council will make up the rest.
In Bath, £322,100 will be spent on the Two Tunnels path, Northern Link. £252,100 from Government funds and £70,000 from Bath & North East Somerset Council.
In Bristol, £260,000 will be used to make Baldwin Street safer (half from the Government and half from the council). £500,000 will be used for a cycle path by the Gloucester Road (the funding again split between the Government and Bristol City Council)
Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for anyone who may have filmed yesterday's race to contact them. They say video of the Severn Bridge Road Race could help with their enquiries into the fatal crash.
They are asking people to contact the collision investigation unit on the force number 101.
Avon & Somerset Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to yesterday's fatal accident.
The crash happened on the B4461 Vattingstone Lane, at its junction with Mumbleys, at Elberton at about 12.45pm.
Junior Heffernan, who was taking part in the Severn Bridge Road Race, was travelling down Vattingstone Lane towards a left-hand bend when he hit a stationary car, which had been travelling in the opposite direction.
Sunday's event (Severn Bridge Road Race) was the first time Junior had raced alongside members of his new team Herbalife Leisure Lakes. The race was immediately abandoned at the request of riders shortly after the incident.
Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died while competing in the Severn Bridge Road Race in Gloucestershire yesterday. Junior Heffernan was involved in a collision with a car during the race, which was immediately abandoned.
This is a tragedy which will profoundly sadden everyone associated with cycling in this country.
My thoughts are with Junior's family and with his friends.
A cyclist has died while competing in the Severn Bridge Road Race in Gloucestershire. 23-year-old Junior Heffernan from Yelverton in Devon was involved in a collision with a car during the race near Olveston yesterday.
It happened on the third lap of the 10-lap race, which was immediately abandoned.