‘Cyclists are a menace’ debate in London

BikeRadar users urged to attend

Watch out for this angry cyclist

British political magazine The Spectator is holding a debate in London on the topic ‘Cyclists are a menace’.


Chaired by BBC political presenter Andrew Neil, the event at

Savoy Place

on 30 November is set to be a good humoured affair, with plenty of time for the audience to give their views.

Speakers against the motion include ex-Labour MP and former London mayor Ken Livingstone, London editor of the Telegraph Media Group Andrew Gilligan, and Andrew Gimson, parliamentary sketch writer for the Daily Telegraph and author of Boris The Rise of Boris Johnson.

Speakers for the motion are Labour MP Stephen Pound, author and journalist David Thomas, and Baroness Sharples.

Given the recent uproar surrounding TV chef James Martin’s anti-cyclist comments in the Mail on Sunday, it should be a lively affair.

The Spectator’s Wayne Hurley told us: “BikeRadar readers should attend as it’s an indication of the social issues and trends within the cycling debate.

“I know some of the government policymakers are also attending to find out the thoughts of the grassroots audience and to see what influential politicians think about these issues.”


For more information and to book your tickets, go to the booking page.