Destination London, Olympics 2012

Gill writes that he sat down with London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson about what Americans should do when they come to the city. “Um, visitors should hire a bike and ride through the parks,” Johnson is reported to have said.

The author goes on to explain, “The vehicles are sometimes referred to as Boris bikes after him, and have been an unexpectedly wobbly, and careening success–easy to get, easy to use and a really easy way to end up seeing how brilliant the National Health Service is.”