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Jeremy Corbyn reveals his dream bike – but is it too expensive for a socialist?

Jeremy Corbyn reveals his dream bike – but is it too expensive for a socialist?

Leader of the opposition covets a red Raleigh Criterium Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn says his dream bike is a red Raleigh Criterium – and has found himself the subject of a sly dig in the right wing press over its £475 price tag.

The Labour leader and Islington North MP told Stylist magazine (link is external) that the bike was his ultimate object of desire, prompting a rather snarky piece on Telegraph.co.uk (link is external) by Helen Horton published under the headline “Socialist Jeremy Corbyn reveals he covets a £475 bicycle.”

A sub-heading beneath added: “This revelation comes after fellow left-winger Nicola Sturgeon was spotted in expensive outerwear” – we’ll come back to that.

Horton wrote: “What does everyone’s favourite bearded MP travel on to pick up his croissants in the morning? Apparently, it’s a Raleigh bicycle, retailing at £475.”

In his piece for Stylist, Corbyn wrote: “I use my bike less frequently now that I’m leader of the Labour Party, but I still prefer to cycle whenever I can.

"Not only is it free, environmentally friendly and often the fastest way to travel, but it also gives the snappers outside my house a bit of variety."This aluminium-framed Raleigh Criterium, like […]

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