UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson initiated a 2-billion GBP, cycling and walking drive as a part of the country’s anti-obesity strategy in the COVID-19 quarantine phase. As a part, the PM was seen riding on a made in India’s Hero Motor Company, Hero Viking Pro bike at the location of Canalside Heritage Centre at Beeston in Nottingham, central England, on Tuesday.
“From helping people get fit and healthy and lowering their risk of illness, to improving air quality and cutting congestion, cycling and walking have a huge role to play in tackling some of the biggest health and environmental challenges that we face,” said Johnson in his statement. “But to build a healthier, more active nation, we need the right infrastructure, training and support in place to give people the confidence to travel on two wheels. That’s why now is the time to shift gears and press ahead with our biggest and boldest plans yet to boost active travel — so that everyone can feel the transformative benefits of cycling,” he added.
The UK government has also released a “Fix Your Bike” repair vouchers of 50 GBP per person to encourage the people to get into cycling. The Active Travel England inspectorate will also back the government’s cycling budget.
PM Johnson after being a Covid-19 survivor now encourages the people to adopt a healthier lifestyle in order to avoid severe sufferance from Coronavirus and many more.