The number of people cycling in London has risen 83% in the last seven years, mayor Ken Livingstone has revealed...
"We can now justifiably call ourselves a cycling city, a proposal that would have seemed ridiculous just six years ago."
He put the popularity of cycling down to record investment, a growing network of cycle and bus lanes and the increased confidence of riders.
In 2000 £5.5m was invested in cycling compared with £36m in 2007/8, with the 900km London Cycle Network due to be completed by the end of 2010.
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