Wowza! The “2girls2bikes” project was supported by the Mayor of London!
Boris Johnson is a former journalist (just like us!) and one of the most excentric British politics. He is a keen cyclist himself and he works a lot on making London comfortable for cyclists.
We wrote about his role in organizing Londons bike-share system Cycle Hire – guess why the blue Cycle Hire bikes are called “Boris bikes” by the Londoners? )
Before the BikeOBritain project started we wrote a letter to Boris Johnson and were so happy to get a personal answer!
Although we didn’t get to meet, we deeply appreciate the words of support from such an outstanding person!
By the way, we have got to meet another cycling mayor – it was the Mayor of Linlithgow, Scotland! Dreams come true in this or that way )
We have not translated the post yet, but if you paste a Russian version into Google translator, you will get the point of the story and also some laughs because of the lousy automatic translation =)