FREEWHEELING MP Mary Creagh today vowed: "I'll carry on cycling".
The MP, whose Wakefield constituency covers Kirkburton and Denby Dale, is a familiar sight cycling through London's crowded streets.
And her "green" efforts have seen her save the taxpayer hundreds of pounds in expenses for other modes of transport.
Ms Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield, topped the table in MPs expenses for cycling in figures revealed yesterday.
She claimed £230 at 20p a mile for making the three- mile journey every day from her North London home to Westminster.
And she has bemoaned the lack of decent facilities to encourage others to get on their bikes.
Ms Creagh, 39, had her own bike stolen last year and is now using a friend's machine.
She said: "It's very enjoyable, it's good for me and it's great for the environment.
"I cycle every time, no matter what the weather, and even did so in the horrendous gales a few weeks ago.
"It's great in good weather, but not too good on a dark night after a long sitting in the Commons.
"The Palace of Westminster is not geared up for us cyclists. It seems wrong that we are urging people to take up cycling when there are very few spaces for staff or MPs to leave their bikes.
"It's certainly quicker than me getting the tube or a bus.
"I'm a very careful cyclist, wearing a fluorescent jacket and a helmet and it's the only exercise I get.
"I didn't learn to drive until I was 28 and when I was younger I was a very keen cyclist."
A spokesperson for the Information Commissioner's Office said: "We welcome the fact that members of the public can now see a breakdown of MPs' travel expenses.
"This information is clearly a matter of public interest."
BARRY SHEERMAN (Huddersfield)
MARY CREAGH (Wakefield)
KALI MOUNTFORD (Colne Valley)
MIKE WOOD (Spen Valley)
CHRISTINE McCAFFERTY (Calder Valley)
SHAHID MALIK (Dewsbury)