'Plebgate' bike goes up on eBay

The bike of former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell - at the centre of the 'plebgate' row - is now for sale on eBay. Mr Mitchell was riding the bike when police refused to allow him to use the main gate to leave Downing Street.

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"Hardworking bike seeks home out of limelight"

The eBay listing for the bike

The listing for the bike describes the item for sale as:

"A sturdy bike with blue frame, this men's Reflex Westminster has been a regular commuter to and from the House of Commons over the years with numerous journeys to the Department for International Development & Number 10 Downing Street.

Complete with front basket, lights, horn, gears, pannier rack and mud guards, this hard working two-wheeler, still in perfect working order, is now looking for a good home out of the limelight for its retirement years.

This is a seven year old Hybrid bike offering stability, comfort and ease of use, making it perfect for new cyclists, casual riders and especially urban commuters."

Bids of over £2000 for AIDS charity

Andrew Mitchell's bike will raise money for AIDS charity Nyumbani UK

The bike of former chief whip Andrew Mitchell, which was at the centre of the "plebgate" row, is now for sale on eBay.

Mr Mitchell was riding the seven-year-old bike when police officers refused to let him leave Downing Street via the main gate last September. It was claimed at the time that Mr Mitchell swore at the officers and called them "plebs".

Mr Mitchell denies the allegation and was forced to resign after a series of damaging headlines. He has now put his "hard-working" Reflux Westminster for sale on eBay, wishing to give it a "good home out of the limelight".

All the proceeds from the sale will go to the charity Nyumbani UK, which helps HIV and AIDS affected children in Kenya.

The 18 speed bike with a basket has so far received 18 bids totalling more than £2000.


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