Jeremy Paxman presents BBC2 show Newsnight for the final time tonight – and to mark the occasion, he goes for a spin on a tandem with Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
The pair have regularly crossed swords in the past, and if this trailer of this evening’s show is anything to go by, we’re in for more of the same as Paxman leaves the programme after hosting it for a quarter of a century.
“I want to show you how delightful it is to cycle in London,” Johnson tells Paxman, who regularly rides his bike to work in the city.
“It is not delightful to cycle in London, it’s a bloody nightmare!” he replies.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.