The Cycling Minister said today he saw both very good and very bad infrastructure on a ride around the capital but denied he felt in danger at any time.
Robert Goodwill spent an hour cycling around London, from Kings Cross to Westminster via Camden, Southwark and Lambeth.
But Mr Goodwill criticised confusing road markings and bike lanes in Southwark, after venturing south of the Thames on his Brompton folding bicycle, joined by Department for Transport aides.
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A wet start to the week and the unsettled weather is set to continue over the next few days.