A spoke in the wheel for Boris
Met says cycling makes MP a target
BORIS Johnson has been told he is no longer allowed to ride a bicycle around London over fears he will be an “easy target” for terrorists.
The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP has been warned that his security must be tightened as Foreign Secretary and riding a bicycle could put him in danger.
The former Mayor, who championed the use of cycles to ease congestion in London, can no longer use the method of transport, despite introducing the Boris Bike scheme to the capital.
Although regularly seen in the past cycling from his previous home in Islington to City Hall, it may now be a thing of the past whilst he remains in Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet.
Metropolitan Police officers have warned the Minister it is too high a risk to take in his high powered role.
T h e crackdown from senior offices for the senior Tory has come as the threat level for London increased last week, with armed police being asked to travel between jobs on the tube for the first time since the 7/7 bombings.
Measures were introduced soon after police chased and arrested a man in Holloway Road who engaged in what they believe to be a “bomb plot”.
BRAKE: Boris Johnson may have to give up cycling for security reasons