May Day bike ride could dent cycling's image

The British stereotype of cycling as 'poor man's transport' may be reinforced tomorrow if the media chooses to use images of the first of the planned May Day 'anti-capitalist' demos. The day kicks off with a Critical Mass...
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Anti-capitalist, anarchist and keen-on-making-trouble groups of many political hues - as well as agent provocateurs - are planning a series of disruptive events in London tomorrow.

At least 1000 hard-core activists are expected to cause Mayday mayhem.

All police leave has been cancelled and more than 5,000 officers will be out

in London to combat protesters who will likely target Oxford Street,

London's main shopping rea.

The day will start at 7:30 a.m. with mass bicycle rides from Marylebone and

Liverpool Street stations, designed to disrupt traffic in London's West End and City

districts.

Evening Critical Masses tend to attract family and leisure riders as well as hardcore cycle campaigners but an early morning one may not be quite so media friendly.

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