Six cities will share £6.5m of government funding that will improve access and safety for cyclists. In February, the Department for Transport gave Cycle Ambition Cities the chance to bid for a share of the funding. The six Cycle Ambition Cities with successful bids are: Birmingham, who will receive £1.3m for a new cycleway and improved road markings. Bristol, who will receive £479,000 for improved road crossings. Cambridge, who  will receive £550,000 for access for cyclists and crossings for pedestrians. Leeds, who will receive £1,470,000 for a new 6km cycle route. Manchester, who will receive £1.54m for a major junction upgrade, Norwich, who will receive £685,000 for improvements to crossings and access for cyclists. Cycling Minister Jesse Norman said: ‘I want us to become a nation of cyclists, and to make cycling a natural choice for people of all ages and backgrounds. ‘While Britain has some of the safest roads in the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Thomas Barrett is a journalist at New Start magazine. Follow him on Twitter