'We have never seen anything like this before': Chris Boardman says UK Government coronavirus cycling boost shouldn't be underestimated

The UK Government yesterday unveiled plans to boost cycling as a means to tackle the coronavirus

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Chris Boardman has heralded the UK Government's £2bn investment in cycling as unprecedented, saying "'we have never seen anything like this before".

The former Olympian and current Cycling and Walking Commissioner for Greater Manchester says the steps being taken will help solve short-term issues and will hopefully pave the way for longer-term problems to also be dealt with.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.