London Lite Monday, 21 September 2009 17 Saddle do nicely Robinsons walk to remember by mark blunden Bikeridesees65,000Londonersjoincyclingrevolution Leading the way: Kelly Brook, Boris Johnson and Chris Hoy on the Skyride Gay couple are having twins A MILLIONAIRE gay couple from Essex are expecting twin boys via a surrogate in San Francisco. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 40, and partner Tony, 43, already have nine-year- old twins and were the first gay UK couple named jointly as fathers. Tweed in court on rape charge JADE GOODYS widower Jack Tweed was charged with rape today at a preliminary hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Tweed, 22, was remanded in custody, to return to court on 16 November. He is expected to deny the charge. BORIS JOHNSON was joined by Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy and model Kelly Brook as he led more than 65,000 Londoners on a bike ride past the capitals landmarks. The Mayor described the Skyride event, in which roads were closed to cars, as the climax of a summer of cycling, in which he has launched several initiatives to encourage Londoners to bike to work. Mr Johnson used yesterdays free event to urge caution over proposals to make motorists legally responsible for accidents involving cyclists. He said: You have to be very cautious before you change the basis of English common law. What I would like to do is make sure that cyclists are treated with respect and they treat other road users with respect. He defended his Cycle Fridays scheme, in which commuters have been encour- aged to ride bikes into central London once a week, insisting it would continue despite poor attendance. Speaking about the Skyride he said: With the young, the old and the in between displaying the joys of taking to two wheels, there is no doubt the capital is in the midst of a cycling revolution. The nine-mile route started on The Mall and took in Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Victoria Embankment, St Pauls Cathedral, the City and the Tower of London. Alice Allan, 35, from Islington, cycled with husband, Chris, 33, and children Cara, three, and 16- month-old Sylvie. Mrs Allan said: Theres no traffic or pollution and its fantastic. You can smell the change of the seasons as opposed to petrol. Asked what she thought of the Mayors cycling technique, another rider said: He does need a new crash helmet. He has it all taped up with sticky tape. High road: cyclist enjoys an elevated view ACTOR Tony Robinson joined hundreds of people for a charity walk along the Thames yesterday to raise money to help fight dementia. The 63-year-old, best known for his role as Baldrick in Blackadder, joined in the London Memory Walk, one of many simultaneous walks held across the UK for the Alzheimers Society. Robinson is an ambassador for the charity and said he was walking in memory of his mother and father. He said: I lost both my parents to dementia so I was thrilled to be asked to start this years London Memory Walk. Keywheeling: a pedalling pianist on an adapted bike Thrilled: Tony Robinson helps start the London Memory Walk by the Thames yesterday H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html