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Boris Trike: Mayor of London promises tricycle to Prince George

Boris Johnson follows up royal wedding tandem gift with one for first-born to Duke & Duchess of Cambridge - but will it be painted Oxford blue

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.

Simon joined road.cc 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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