Friday, 2 December 2011

The Making Of A Champion

Boris by Mark Baker (click picture to visit site)
Whatever your political persuasion and whatever your views on Cycle Supehighways, Blackfriars Bridge, Bow Roundabout and the like - and this Guardian reading, cycle loving, Amnesty subscribing, recycling friendly, republican leaning, global warming believing, atheist espousing, public sector health care worker will remain totally impartial on the matter - there is one certain thing you can say about Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and the 'Boris Bikes'; he has never insisted helmets were a part of the cycle hire experience, unlike Ken Livingstone who was set to make them a requirement, according to this report, before he was ousted by his frazzle haired, public school educated, nemesis who has been quoted saying: "...there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters".

So, Boris Johnson; the cyclists champion? Discuss.

1 comment:

  1. I'm on the same wavelength as Boris politically but I don't regard him as a 'cycling champion'.

    He's just a high profile person who is known for being a cyclist and that can only be a good thing.

    As for Ken, his expensive London celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Castro regime in Cuba was only cancelled because he was booted out of office by Boris. I could never trust a man who wanted to celebrate a regime which bans free speech, a free press, free elections, free trade unions and all political parties except the communist party.