Mayor launches London's £111 million cycling revolution

Boris Johnson Mayor of London cycling intiative 2009

This morning, only a day after he narrowly avoided being killed by a lorry, Mayor of London Boris Johnson chirpily launched a ?cycling revolution in London? at a press call in Trafalgar Square.

Johnson had been cycling with a group of Transport for London officials researching possible cycle routes when a truck overtook them and a rear door flew open, smashing into a parked car, which it dragged into the road.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.