Boris Bikes

Sadiq Khan Vows To Tackle Tube Station Overcrowding

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Politics

Sadiq Khan has warned that more London Tube stations may have to close at busy times in a bid to avoid dangerous overcrowding caused by the capital’...

Boris Apologises For Giving His Barrister Wife A 'Backie' On His Bike

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson apologised on Monday after giving his wife a quick "backie" on his bicycle. The mayor of London was criticised by the national cycling c...

Bet You've Never Tried This On A Boris Bike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech

There are a number of ways to get around London but few are as fun - or dangerous - as how these gents manage it. In order to highlight the lack of...

These Chaps Climbed A French Mountain On A Boris Bike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

How far can you ride a Boris bike before the 24-hour rental limit expires? Pretty bloody far it turns out. Three friends of the London Mayor manage...

Barclays To End Boris Bike Sponsorship

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Barclays is to end its sponsorship of the so-called Boris Bikes, introduced by London Mayor Boris Johnson to the capital in 2010. The bank's logo has ...

Boris Bike Riding Thug Stabs Boy In The Back In Front Of His Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A teenager boy has been stabbed while walking with his mother in Hackney. The 16-year-old victim was surrounded by a group of youths following a v...

'I Heard A Rattle, And Saw Her Tumble'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

The family of the first person to be killed on a "Boris bike" watched as the moment she was knocked off her wheels by a lorry was shown to her inquest...

London: The Future of Cycling?

Gareth Johnson | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Cycle accidents on our roads are tragic, and it is right that thought and effort is put into addressing this. However fining cyclists seems a bit of a futile waste of time that will do little more than boost revenues for the city.

'Barclays Johnson'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson will change his name to 'Barclays Johnson' if the bank continues to provide financial support for the London bike scheme. The Mayor o...

Boris Johnson: A Wolf in Clown's Clothing

Matt Clough | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Matt Clough

Boris Johhnson has spent so long expertly cultivating - make no mistake, there's nothing accidental about it - his persona of an excitable eccentric that at times it almost seems that he's a panto act who has accidentally stumbled onto the wrong stage and found himself running the nation's capital. It's extremely hard to reconcile the bumbling, idiot savant with the ruthless, Eton and Oxbridge-educated politician that Johnson is under the surface.

Half Of Brits Drive To Work - But Londoners Spark Boom In Cycling

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Half of people (50%) working in London primarily use public transport to travel to work, according to the 2011 Census. This compares with nearly a ...

Why Cycling to Work Should Be Your Number One New Year's Resolution

Harry Cockburn | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cockburn

While Britain is entering its traditional period of detox after the festive excesses, commuters ought to be re-assessing the all-round gains that can be made by taking to two wheels and celebrating rather than loathing their journey to work.

A Good Day To Bury Bad News, Boris?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Boris Johnson has chosen a good day to bury bad news. As news organisations were saturated with Barack Obama's re-election win, the Mayor of London...

He'll Be Bike: Arnie Sightsees In London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

He said he'll be bike... and he is. Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sampled the Barclays "Boris" Bikes on the Southbank last year,...

Britain: A Great Nation of Cyclists?

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

With the Bradley Wiggins affect we are truly proving ourselves to be the greatest nation of cyclists. But will it continue? Will the grass roots of talent and cycling enthusiasts be nurtured and will city cycling continue to be promoted?

LOOK: Hundreds Of Naked Cyclists Storm UK City Centres

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Comedy

What better way to promote cycle safety than to gather together hundreds of people in varying states of undress in busy city centres and get them to r...

Why Ken is the Only Real Solution for London

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As we in London go to the polls on 3 May, we have to decide on the best option for London for the next 4 years. It's a difficult choice and you have to decide what you think is the priority for London.

Cycling – A Deadly Serious Issue

John Griffin | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Politics
John Griffin

I'm glad that the issue is being debated. If anyone has more ideas for improving safety for cyclists, I would be delighted to hear them. In the meantime, I will continue calling for compulsory training and compulsory insurance for bicycle users.

Girls on Bikes - We Need Awareness, not Scaremongering

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK
Alice E. Vincent

Statistics for women cyclists in London are not good. In 2009 it was found that 10 out of 13 cyclists killed on the road were female. Considering that three times the amount of men on two wheels are hitting the roads than women, that's a daunting statistic.

Kelly Brook's Wheelie Good Skyride | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Politics

Strictly Come Dancing's Kelly Brook showed Londoners you don't need sportswear to cycle the capital. Kelly got back in the saddle to tour the city alo...