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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
  Parliamentary Bike Ride
Its that time of year again. Various parliamentarians collected at St Pancras Station and then set off at 10am on a mixture of their own bikes and others hired for the day. Notwithstanding televised rows between the cycling police and white van man, half the group taking the wrong route, and the usual large number of delaying red lights all of the group managed to get to the House of Commons in about 45 minutes.
Three Lilb Dem MPs on Cycle Ride
John Hemming, Andrew Stunell and Tom Brake
The Parliamentary Bike Ride
The Bike Ride in full flow. You can see Tom Brake and Andrew Stunell, but I was taking the photo.
Bike Powered Camerman
A couple of TV crews attended each with their own bike powered transport such as this mobile plastic tray.
 
Comments:
Was 'Dave' there with his escort limo?
 
No Dave, no transport other than pedal power (apart from one tory who had assisted electric torque on her rear wheel).

To be fair, however, I think the whole thing takes up too much time. If it started at 9am it woould not be so bad. However, I am normally in the House at 8am or so and this kept me out until about 10.50am.

I may not do it next year unless the amount of time it takes is reduced.
 
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