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Bike minister sees pros and cons

In a bid to better understand the hazards on the capital's roads the cycling minister rode across London from Kings Cross to Parliament. Robert Goodwill tried out a route designed by civil servants to learn more about cycling in London.

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Cycling minister criticises the capital's road markings

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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