Why is the BBC being all scaredey cat about Brian Coleman, a guy that clearly has a long term grudge against Ken Livingstone? Was just rung up by the Standard to ask what I thought of this – which in the way all Murdoch stuff gets syndicated around also appears here.

I’m the political Huq.You’d have thought the Tories would applaud efforts to get people cyclying given how David Cameron’s so publicly taken to getting on his bike. This was clearly a non-party political launch and if Konnie is being punished for promoting cycling to kids it’s just political correctness gone mad.

Coleman’s last foray in the national consciousness incidentally was for his hellbent insistence that Ted Heath was gay – a line he only chose to put about after the man was dead and couldn’t sue. The word maverick is just a bit too kind for Coleman.