Police chief 'would not cycle'

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, says he would not cycle in London.

Met Chief expressing personal view over London cycling

In a statement released later Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe added:

I was expressing a personal view as a non-cyclist and I would like to clarify my position.

There is no doubt that despite the growth of cycling in London, it has got safer and its cost effectiveness and health benefits make it an attractive option for many people.

Cycling is an important part of our city's transport system and the work the mayor and TFL have done to get people on their bikes as safely as possible is commendable.

– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Met Police Commissioner

Met Chief says he would not cycle in London

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner admitted today he would not cycle in London. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said he never usual chose to travel by bike, adding:

"It seems to be that if you get it wrong, or the driver gets it wrong, the person that's going to pay is the cyclist. It seems to me that there's a lot of traffic and personally I wouldn't (cycle). But of course some people don't have the choice, economically it's not easy you know."

Metropolitan Police Commissoner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Credit: Press Association

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