Mayor of London Boris Johnson today conducted his regular #AskBoris Q&A session on Twitter. As always, it was a chance for Londoners to ask burning questions about local issues.
As with any responsive social media event, some people will use the opportunity to send less savoury wishes to the Tory MP.
However, Twitter user Christopher John was quick off the mark with an amusing tweet referring back to the Mayor’s run-in with a commuter on the newly opened cycle superhighway last week.
Witty as ever in his response and never one to shy away from the chance for some comedic buffoonery, Boris gladly replied.
The section of road Johsnon was riding on was the segregated cycle path on Vauxhall Bridge. This forms part of the new CS5, a route that now allows riders to go from Oval to Pimlico without competing for space with motor traffic.
The present mayor is also the Tory MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, and so there will be a new leader in City Hall from next year. With this change in leadership imminent, cycle campaigners have already been scoping out which candidate will do the most to continue the aim to make London a cycling city.