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Cameron caught messing about on bike instead of campaigning

In News, Politics on April 8, 2010 at 07:21

"Don't move. I'm going to do a wheelie over there."

Conservative leader David Cameron has come under fire for allegedly messing around on his bike, when he was supposed to be on the campaign trail for next month’s election, according to reports.

Reporters spotted the Conservative leader leaving his West London property first thing this morning, but noted that he made the decision to show off his cycling skills in neighbouring streets instead of heading to his office in Westminster.

The incident, which occurred between 8.30 and 9.00am saw the Tory leader riding his bike around a West London cul-de-sac in a bid to impress some bigger boys as well as some girls who were loitering in the area.

“He was riding around really quickly, wearing his hooded jacket over his head like a cape and making a loud ‘Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!’ sound,” said Rupert Collins, 53, who witnessed the activity through his net curtains.

“At first, I thought it was a kid causing trouble. Then he did a wheelie, and I got a good look at his face and saw who it was. ‘Marjorie!’ I cried. ‘Come and have a look! The leader of the opposition is cycling up and down our street, shouting to everyone that he’s Batman.'”

Susan Phelps, 36, was one of the girls that Mr Cameron is thought to have been trying to impress, and said: “He kept riding his bike around me in circles and asking me if I wanted to see him do a jump on his BMX at home.  Needless to say, I wasn’t interested at all.  It all made about as much sense to me as the Tories’ policy on education.”

Mr Cameron’s love of cycling may have helped attract some voters concerned about climate change, but it is not the first time it has landed the Tory leader in hot water. Earlier this week he was caught by television cameras cycling without a helmet.

“That little tyke will be the death of us,” said a leading source close to the Conservatives. “What’s he done now? Oh, he did, did he? Well rest assured that he’ll be sent straight to bed without any cartoons tonight.

“We’ve got an election to win. There’ll be plenty of time for riding around on his bike and impressing girls after May 6th. David is a very, very naughty boy.”

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