The Sun has today revealed that Members of Parliament now have access to a £5,500 virtual cycling machine based within the Commons gym.
However, the costly piece of equipment is no ordinary trainer. MPs are able to choose a variety of scenes to be displayed on the TV screen - including one scene which depicts travelling toward the moon.
A source told The Sun: "The machines are very well used."
Duncan Lawson, from supplier Instyle Fitness added: "The feedback we've had from Westminster Gym shows that it's very popular."