There is no need in introduction of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, he is also supported by:
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
He is not just a politician, but an active supporter of cycling in the country. He manages to combine pleasant business bicycle rides with protection of population. Once he protected a woman attacked by hooligans during one of his rides. He even tried to pursue them but in some minutes he came back to the victim. Besides, there is a bronze monument of cycling Johnson in his city.
George Bush, former U.S. president
Bush is famous for his love of bikes and he literally carries his favorite “bike” in his hands. His average ride is 18 miles for 1 hour 20 minutes so he burns about 1,200 calories. The presidential bike “Trek Fuel-98″ is considered one of the best. Its cost is about $ 3,100. Some bicycle parts are made from high-tech carbon fiber.
Some incidents also occur while his bicycle trips. Once he was riding a mountain bike, lost control of it during the turning and fell. He stood up and refused medical care. He had a scratch on his knee and dirty back but he continued to cycle.
Besides George Bush arranges bicycle races sometimes. Thus, he plans to participate in a 100 km race together with war veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq.
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister
David Cameron continues the tradition of his predecessor, Tony Blair. He has a reputation of an avid cyclist. He is often noticed while riding to Westminster where the British Parliament holds its conferences. According to David Cameron bicycle trips help to solve political matters. The mileage of the leader of the Conservative Party is thousands and thousands of miles.
Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam
The mayor of Amsterdam, Job Cohen, says that the city, entrusted to him, is not suitable for cars and he goes to work by bicycle.
Lee Myung-bak, the former president of South Korea
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak moves only by bicycle and wants to involve as many Seoul citizens as possible into cycling. He believes it can help to solve the problem of the huge city with nearly 4.65 million cars that suffers from traffic jams and pollution.
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
Sarkozy rides his bike for hours. He even hired a personal coach who takes care of his physical form. Sarkozy once allowed himself to forget about running the country and went on a bike ride, right as mere mortals do. However, the president can not afford even this entertainment without protection, so he was followed by the cars with cops.
Nil Ushakov, Mayor of Riga
He does not live in the capital, but in a residential area. He says that going by car takes 40 minutes to get to work while going by bike he is there in 20 minutes. It’s faster and cheaper. Fuel is expensive in Riga (one euro for 1 litre), parking of cars is also quite expensive.
Osmo Soininvaara, chairman of the “Green Alliance” of Finland (former Member of Parliament and Minister of Social Affairs and Health)
Well, everything is clear. Green Leader could do in a different way. Besides, he is still an active bicycle traveller. He crossed Europe by bicycle within a month, rode 3,000 km.
Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor, Minister of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports
59-year-old politician likes to go out at sunrise, when the day is still hiding in the night haze. He wears a helmet – in Switzerland it is mandatory for any cyclist, takes special lock to prevent his bike from theft (Geneva suffers from bicycle thieves much).