David Cameron has replaced one keen cyclist with another by appointing George Young as Andrew Mitchell's replacement as Tory Chief Whip:
- Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young, 6th Baronet, to use his full title, first became an MP in 1974.
- Thought to have retired to the backbenches after being reshuffled out of Cabinet in September.
- Gave up his position as Leader of the House to make way for former health secretary Andrew Lansley.
- A keen cyclist since being banned for drinking driving in 1987.
- Founded the parliamentary bicycle pool and has earned the moniker the "bicycling baronet".
- Opposition whip under Margaret Thatcher before she entered Downing Street.
- Held a variety of ministerial posts in the 1980s and 1990s, ending up as transport secretary in 1995.