Wow! It seems that there are even more plans to boost cycling. The government recently announced that they would be launching the scheme that had been talked about during lockdown of a £50 repair voucher. There will be an initial run of 50,000 of these vouchers released later today on a first-come, first-served basis. The voucher will cover a standard service and is a pretty good idea but I do wonder where the money will be coming from?
Also announced is for doctors in areas of England with poor health (wherever that may be I don't know) to be encouraged to prescribe cycling, with patients apparently being able to access bicycles through their local surgeries.
Both are good ideas on paper but for me I would put be putting my efforts into making cycling safer and more accessible by improving the cycling infrastructure - more shared and dedicated cycle lanes that incorporate walking routes too.
Stay safe out there people!!