As part of my degree I get to go off to several local hospitals to experiment practice on the patients. If the hospital isn't all that local you can get your accommodation reimbursed by the NHS bursary unit, if it is local you can claim train fare/petrol under the same scheme. I spotted that there was a 6.2 pence per mile allowance for cycling in the guidance notes so I thought I'd give it a go claiming mileage this year. I've just got my expenses approved so I've pocketed just shy of £70 for cycling to and from placement, which as I'm sure the more gifted reading this will realise is over 1000 miles. My class mates aren't sure what's more strange, that I've cycled over a thousand miles or that I've claimed, and been paid, for it. Just think of all the money I've saved the National Health Service with them not having to pay train fare instead. Does anyone else here get mileage for cycling and do the honourable members think that this would be one way to encourage people to ditch their cars (although not literally, I've been in a car that's gone in a ditch and it's not pleasant) and cycle to work?