.....Thanks to Boris, for the next 18 months motorbikes are now allowed in the bus lane. I think this is an incredibly stupid idea, as do most cyclists and last night I experienced the potential dangers first hand. For what seemed like the whole commute home, four motorbikes whizzed past and in front of me, within inches of my bike.
Letter of confirmation stolen from here
They really are a different prospect to deal with than any other traffic - faster, nippier and more keen to dive in and out of traffic just like we (cyclists) are....except we're much more vulnerable. It is only an 18 month trial, one that I hope isn't continued - as a result of common sense rather than an increase of cycle / motorbike accidents on the road.