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Last week, Mayor of London Boris Johnson said motorcycles were to be allowed to use bus lanes, as well as taxis and cyclists.

The news was not well received in cycling circles. It particularly alarmed Emily Thornberry MP, chair of the All Parliamentary Cycling Group. The MP for Islington South and Finsbury spoke of her concerns at today?s annual Parliamentary Bike Ride in London.

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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.