Boris Johnson

When Mayor of London Boris Johnson failed to show for this morning?s (Tuesday, June 10) annual Parliamentarian Bike Ride in London, we wondered if he was simply dodging the cycling lobby which has a growing list of concerns.

Such as how will he turn London into a cycling city and last but not least, will he bring the Tour de France back, as his predecessor, Ken Livingstone promised to do? But no Boris, so no answers.

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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.