The election will take place in 2004 and Steven Norris - who prefers the motorbike world to the bicycle world despite his position as chair of the main national cycle forum - is the official candidate for the Conservatives. But will he be able to dislodge Red Ken? Livingstone's congestion charge came into force today, and there was no meltdown...

Cycling Csar confirmed as Tory candidate for London mayor

Former transport minister Steve Norris – the man who nodded through the national cycle strategy, a plan later adopted by Labour, although not exactly acted upon – has been named as the Conservative candidate for the mayor of London.

The election takes place next year. Norris came second to Livingstone in the mayoral election held in 2000.

For the pro-PTW views of Steven Norris – he told the British motorcyclists federation that the motorbike trade would always come before the bicycle trade – click on the link below.

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