In 2010 a public hire bicycle scheme was launched in London, contracted by TFL and sponsored by Barclays. Our legendary mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was one of the key politicians involved in introducing the scheme and has been such a huge supporter that most of us affectionately call the scheme Boris Bikes. There will be a new sponsor in 2015 so I don’t know what colour they will be then, but the unmistakable blue bicycles have become a prominent feature on the streets of London.
Boris has been an infamous figure of British politics for a long time now and always provides us with as many laughs as policies in his role as Mayor of London. I found this great Telegraph article with 50 of Boris’s Best Ever Quotes that was published to celebrate his fiftieth birthday this year. They’re hilarious! I also found a YouTube topic page especially dedicated to our Mayor. Do have a look through whenever you need a giggle, but in the meantime I’ve picked out a short video from after the London Olympics, which includes one of my favourite Boris moments of all time! Enjoy 🙂