Mayor Boris Johnson is a keen cyclist and launched a bicycle hire scheme, affectionately known as 'Boris bikes' in 2010. Since then the number of cyclists in the capital has boomed.
2010/11 saw 540,000 cycle trips made in London per day
173% increase in cycling on London's main roads between 2000/01 and 2011/12
23% of Londoners cycled in the last year (2010/2011)
35% of London households own a bicycle (8% increase over one year, 2010/2011)
1 in 10 Londoners make a round trip by bike every day
48,397 Londoners received cycle training in 2010/11