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Video: Jeremy Paxman and Boris Johnson take to the streets on a tandem

"It's a bloody nightmare" to cycle in London, TV presenter tells mayor in clip from final show...

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.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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