Mayor takes Boris bike to China

The Mayor showed off one of London's "Boris bikes" in Beijing, joking about the cycle hire scheme being "communist".

The Mayor is on the first day of a six day trade mission to China. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Boris showed off one of the Barclays cycle hire bikes. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
The Mayor was mobbed by crowds of people, eager to get a snap of him on their camera phones. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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