CYCLE campaigners in Harrow joined a Green Party politician for a bike ride to assess conditions for cyclists in the borough.
London Assembly Member, Jenny Jones, set off from Harrow-on-the-Hill Tube station with Tony Levene and Anoop Shah of the Harrow Cyclists group, for a cycling tour to inspect lanes and collect information.
As the mayoral candidate for the Green Party for 2012, Ms Jones is visiting every London borough, and has only two more on the list.
She said was pleasantly surprised with Harrow.
"I was expecting it to be in a lot worse condition, but what I have seen across London is that a lot of money has been spent and if a tiny bit more money is spent then it would make a huge difference.
"In a lot of places it just needs someone with a screwdriver and a pot of paint to make small changes and everything would be a lot simpler and safer."
Two of the party rode folding bikes for the hour-long tour around the areas just outside the town centre, which took in Kenton and Harrow recreation grounds.
Tony Levene, coordinator for Harrow Cyclists, said: "It was good to have some sort of input and presence from City Hall up in Harrow, having a look for themselves.
"She seemed to be impressed with some of the areas, such as Harrow Rec [Recreation Ground], but then was appalled by the roundabout under Harrow-on-the-Hill."
The purpose of the visits was to expand Ms Jones' knowledge about the major issues discouraging people from cycling and to be aware of improvements which could be made to increase the number of cyclists in London.