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Mystery man in white helmet takes on delivery van to see what quickest way is through the capital

Remember our story earlier this month about Top Gear’s The Stig filmed riding a cargo bike in Central London?

> Top Gear's The Stig spotted being filmed in London - on a cargo bike

Well, the finished film is out, and it features the man of mystery in the white racing driver’s suit and helmet racing another Stig – this one at the steering wheel of a delivery van – through the West End, dropping off parcels as they go.

The electric cargo bike being ridden from Netherlands-based Urban Arrow, which believes that increasing urbanisation will make them an essential means of moving goods around cities in the coming decades.

The company says that it chose London as the location for the challenge because it is “one of the worst – and most maddening – cities for bicycle infrastructure in the world.”

Look out for more about this challenge and the bike involved later on our sister site, eBikeTips.co.uk.

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.