So Boris Johnson is standing. If his thoughts on train travel are anything to go by, you could read the headline in thelondonpaper as standing for a train rather than standing for Mayor. After the 'is he? isn't he?' speculations last week Boris is putting himself up against Ken for the Sheriff's role.
As outspoken as Ken, Boris once said "To rely on a train in Blair's Britain is to engage in a crapshoot with the devil." Will he be able to make it any different in Brown's Britain?
If he does become Mayor, we might see an end to the "Mayor Tube Spots", as he'll probably stick to his bike. I saw him zooming down Shaftesbury Avenue on his bike one day and it had a similar shock value to seeing Ken on the Tube.
I'm looking forward to hearing more of Boris' thoughts on public transport as his campaign begins in earnest.
Perhaps we'll all get some dice with our Oystercards if he comes in power, or become experts in playing The London Game.