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Video: London cyclists beat the Tube strike, but how many are there? Tell us and you could win a T-shirt!

Cyclists Stay Awesome in the capital today by pedalling to work through the cold and rain

London commuters today have been trying to beat the Tube strike - and many have got in the saddle to do so, which we think is awesome.

And that got us thinking when we saw this video posted to Twitter earlier today of this morning's rush hour at Blackfriars Bridge by Chris Kenyon.

Chris is co-founder of the website Cycling Works, which highlights London businesses that support cycling, including many household names - including FMCG giant Unilever, Microsoft, publisher Penquin Random House and law firm Allen & Overy.

When the separated cycle lane across the bridge opened last year as part of the North-South Cycle Superhighway, it quickly proved the maxim, "Build it and they will come."

> 1,200 cyclists PER HOUR using new cycle superhighway

People on bikes already make up most of the traffic at the bridge in rush hour, but this morning was something else altogether.

So, there is a Cyclists Stay Awesome t-shirt on offer to the FIRST person to agree with us, in the comments below, how many cyclists are in the video, riding northbound (so in the opposite direction to the camera).

We are EXCLUDING from the count the guy on a push-scooter around halfway through, as well as the two riders in green and yellow hi-viz who, when the footage finishes, haven't passed the camera.

We are also EXCLUDING anyone cycling against the main flow.

Standard Schwag Grab rules apply, and our count of how many cyclists there are riding northbound is final.

Good luck.





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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