Boris Johnson (@MayorOfLondon) Assassination Attempt!
This is SCARY stuff!
This video comes via Andrea at Velorution. Just watch the truck come bowling along, desperate to overtake the cyclists . . one of whom was Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, who was out scouting routes for a cycling super highway.
I’m with Andrea on this – it’s time for some power to be exercised by the Mayor’s office to stop this sort of mayhem.
Boris is famous as a cyclist for not routinely wearing a helmet (maybe ‘cos it would mess up his hair?). But it looks like yesterday was one of those days when he was lidded up. Who wants to bet with me that some nutter in the press will make an issue of this? I can just see the headlines now . . .
Tousle-Haired Boris, who routinely rides without a helmet, was lucky to escape when a parked car was dragged into his path by a passing truck
[Tom Vanderbilt - note the passive voice!].