The automobile club ADAC wants to gain new members by expanding its range.

From June 1st of this year, ADAC breakdown assistance will also be available "for cyclists nationwide", the ADAC announced on Saturday.

At the association's general meeting in Wiesbaden, there was an "overwhelming majority" for this strategic course.

The ADAC, which claims to be Europe's largest club with 21.23 million members, wants to "develop further and meet the target of sustainability in its offers and corporate management," it said.

According to the ADAC, all members can use the bike breakdown service for their bike free of charge.

"ADAC says yes to the change in mobility, and it supports its members in this," emphasized ADAC President Christian Reinicke.

Specifically, the "Yellow Angels" are intended to help cyclists who are unable to continue riding due to tire, chain, brake or battery problems.

If the repair is not possible on site, transport to the nearest suitable workshop will be organised.

According to the ADAC, the prerequisite for the assistance is that the location of the breakdown can be reached legally by car.

There had been a test phase for the offer in Berlin and Brandenburg since July last year, in which around 400 cyclists could be helped, according to ADAC information, mostly with flat tires.

In the future, more services will also be offered in the areas of health and home, some of which - such as the ADAC locksmith service - "have already been successfully tested in pilot projects".