A Daily Mail story pillorying Justine Thornton, wife of Labour leader Ed Miliband, for breaking traffic laws on her bike, actually demonstrates the "insanity" of London's roads, says a leading cycling advocate.
The Mail accuses Ms Thornton of running a red light, ignoring a 'No right turn sign' and a 'No entry' sign, riding the wrong way up a one-way street and riding on the pavement.
What is it with the London Borough of Camden, high-profile politicians, and bicycles? Three and a half years ago we reported how Mayor of London Boris Johnson had been hailed a “knight on a shining bicycle” after rushing to the aid of a woman being mugged, and now Labour leader Ed Miliband has been described as “an action hero” by a women he helped after she suffered a nasty fall from her bike.
Labour leader Ed Miliband yesterday commended British Cycling on its efforts to promote cycle safety during a visit to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and underlined his party’s commitment to including a mandatory cycling assessment within all future transport projects, recently announced by Shadow Transport Minister Maria Eagle.