Boris Johnson's seven-mile bike ride has made it harder to enforce lockdown rules, British public says

No 10 says Johnson's cycle didn't break government guidelines, but a survey finds people think it has made the police's job harder

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Boris Johnson's recent seven-mile bike ride has made it harder to enforce lockdown rules in England and Wales, according to the two-thirds of the public recently polled.

The Prime Minister went on a cycle in east London's Olympic Park last week, seven miles from Downing Street, with his government's rules saying exercise should only be done locally.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.