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 people (50%) working in London primarily use public transport to travel to work, according to the 2011 Census. This
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.
Boris Johnson has chosen a good day to bury bad news. As news organisations were saturated with Barack Obama's re-election
He said he'll be bike... and he is. Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sampled the Barclays "Boris" Bikes on
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?
What better way to promote cycle safety than to gather together hundreds of people in varying states of undress in busy city
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.
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.
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.