'You need two things to get people cycling in this country, funding and political will,' says bike mayor

Adam Tranter argues the money had already been promised months ago, but the change in messaging is a step in the right direction

Cyclist in London (Photo by Rahman Hassani/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

(Image credit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett)

One of the initial beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic appeared to be the bike industry, with Halfords reporting "very strong" sales as its share price soared by 23 per cent, with people rushing to dig their old bikes out of their sheds in order to go for their allocated exercise/freedom during lockdown.

However, as much as it has become a new past-time the general public has rekindled to try and enjoy the early hints of summer weather, it now appears cycling will form part of the plan for society to try and return to normality during the crisis.

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