As the government announced extra cash to get more people cycling to reduce the number of people using public transport when they return to work, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has urged an e-bike revolution.
While a million electric bikes were sold in Germany last year, just 70,000 were sold in our country.
Mr Zeichner says they are the ideal solution for commuters making the switch from cars.
The MP said: “I have had my electric bike for five years now, and it has been transformational. Quite frankly some people assume you need to get hot and sweaty on a bike, or be clad in Lycra but that’s just not the case on an e-bike.”
“An electric bike can help a lot more people overcome the barriers they think they face to cycling to work.”
The government has pledged an immediate £250000 to councils. Mr Zeichner said: “All money is welcome, but that’s not a lot spread out across the country. But once you have a critical mass of cyclists that’s when you start to get real change and that’s why I back an e-bike revolution.”