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Mayoral rivals get wheels of debate turning at Westminster venue

02/05/2012

London mayoral rivals Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone and Brian Paddick met ahead of tomorrow’s (Thursday May 3) election to be grilled on how they intend to make London a cycling city.

The Sustrans panel debate, which took place at One Great George Street (OGGS) as part of The Times's Cities fit for cycling campaign, also included Jenny Jones from the Green Party and independent candidate Siobhan Benita.

Eleanor Besley, policy advisor, Sustrans said: “Predictably Boris arrived for the event on his bike but thankfully not with ‘whippet thin legs clad in cycling lycra whilst skipping red traffic lights’ which is a remark he got heckled much for later on in the debate!”

She added that the charitable organisation chose OGGS because of its Westminster location and special not-for-profit rate.

“We were given a 20 per cent discount off our room hire, saving us just over £400 - that should be enough to get a few more Boris Bikes around town!,” she said.

Pictured (L-R): Brian Paddick, Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson


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