Daily Express claims it's quicker to ride donkey to work than take bus because of cycling works

According to the Daily Express, the average speed of a bus in London is 9.2mph - slower than a donkey, which can travel at 10mph

Mikel Landa on a donkey
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

In one of the most bizarre claims of recent times, the Daily Express says it's quicker to ride a donkey to work in London than take a bus, all because us pesky cyclists want safer roads to ride on.

As part of its crusade - their word, not ours - to get Britain moving, the Express exclusively revealed that the average speed of a bus in the capital was 9.2mph thanks to the ongoing cycling infrastructure improvements.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.