Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn covets a £475 Raleigh Criterium, according to a column he wrote for Stylist magazine, but the Telegraph think this is a bit pricey Jeremy Corbyn (Photo: Twitter/@TrickyBee) If you could choose your ultimate bike, what would it be? A Canyon Aeroad? A Pinarello Dogma? A Raleigh Ultimate?
If you’re Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn then the answer is the latter of the three – a road bike retailing at £475, although according to Telegraph reporter Helena Horton this is a bit pricey for a Socialist leader – although the remark was later removed from the end of the piece.
In light of the pseudo-scandal of Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon turning up to flood-hit areas in a pair of £130 Hunter wellington boots, scrutiny is on the excesses of party leaders.
David Cameron opted for a pair of £12.99 boots for his trip to the floods, but Corbyn’s dream of purchasing the Raleigh – one of the cheapest bikes in the Raleigh range – is sensationalised as being a little excessive.
In a guest column for Stylist magazine , Corbyn revealed the Raleigh bike was his “ultimate object of desire”.
“This aluminium-framed Raleigh Criterium, like my own trusty red […]