Some people have accused me of being anti-cycling which simply isn’t the case. I think people should consider cycling where practical, but motorists should not be left to suffer gridlocked and polluted roads to make space for underused cycle lanes. Cycle lanes should be in addition not instead of.

It is excellent news that the Government will be launching a new scheme to help more people get on electric bikes. The hills around Southampton make cycling not a realistic proposition for many.

E-bikes and e-scooters are a game changer and will open up greener transport options to more people. I am very pleased to see that the Government has acted on my question a few weeks ago in Parliament by announcing this new scheme.