Cycling Mayor Saves Environmentalist


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London's cycling mayor, Boris Johnson, is the "knight on a shining bicycle" after he foiled three girls who were attacking a woman late at night. The victim, director of the film The Age of Stupid , was walking home when she was pushed up against a car by 3 young female hoodies with an iron bar. She called out for help to a passing cyclist, and much to her surprise it was the Mayor!

He chased after the girls, calling them "oiks", a unique english word for obnoxious people. They dropped the bar and took off. He then went back to the woman who was one of the creators of the 10:10 campaign and insisted upon walking her home. He said that he ended up having a very good chat with her about the environment.
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Franny Armstrong admitted she did not agree with Johnson's politics, and that she had voted for his rival Ken Livingstone in the mayoral elections. But she said: "If you find yourself down a dark alleyway and in trouble, I think Boris would be of more use than Ken."

Apparently the Mayor didn't say a word to anyone about the incident. City hall staffers heard about it on the radio.

Mayor Johnson is an avid cyclist and has gotten himself into some hot water over his biking practices since he took office. Last May he was caught on film cycling through six red lights, failing to stop at a zebra crossing and mounting the pavement.

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