London by bike

Tom is my friend

It's not everyday that the current World Champion cyclist rides up your local hill (Highgate West Hill).

However, certain organisational problems with the Tour of Britain have highlighted the UK police's inexperience of marshalling bike racing, compared with their European counterparts. Still, with the Tour of France starting in the capital in 2007, and the 2012 Olympics, you think they might try and get some more practice in.

Meanwhile, the Bicycle Film Festival starts today, with screenings at the Cochrane Theatre.