3 Ways A Boris Bike Could Have Ended Up In The Gambia
That's a pretty expensive method of getting around.
Boris Johnson's cycle hire scheme is going through a troubled phase. Not helped by the fact this photo appears to show one of the Boris Bikes is now in Africa.
The photo was published by Oxfam Campaigns and Policy Director Ben Phillips. He isn't sure how the hefty bike ended up in the West African nation.
Phillips says he found the photo and doesn't know who took it.
But the shop in the original picture is advertising Maggi, a popular chicken stock cube in West African nations.
Just 26 bikes have been stolen and not recovered since the scheme began in 2010. Which would make it truly astonishing if one of them was in The Gambia.
We believe in the good of humanity. Here's how the bike could have ended up abroad.
Solution 1: Someone cycled the 3,661 mile journey.
Solution 2: Someone flew the bike over to The Gambia for an outing.
Solution 3: It was nicked and shipped there.
But that would take the fun out of it.
Still, there's apparently more Boris Bikes in Africa than in the whole of Bermondsey.