Mayor of London Boris Johnson has followed up 2011’s royal wedding gift of a ‘Boris Bike’ tandem to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by promising to provide a trike for their first-born child, Prince George.
Mr Johnson, fresh from taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday, spoke of the gift on his monthly radio programme, reports The Mirror.
"We are sending Prince George a beautiful, bouncing blue tricycle to get him on a bike at the earliest possible opportunity and to acculturate him to the joy of cycling."
He is unsure at the moment, however, whether the trike will have the same navy blue livery as the tandem he presented to the parents of the child born on 22 July who is third in line to the throne.
He added, however: "It will be beautiful whatever it is."
Unlike many other London cyclists who benefit from access to bikes provided by the mayor, we’re guessing the royal nipper won’t be charged two quid a day to use it.
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.