William and Kate get on their 'Boris' bikes

Tuesday October 18, 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge's new royal status means she's becoming accustomed to being chauffered around in sleek saloon cars.

And for her pilot husband William, helicopters are a way of life.

But when the couple are not on duty, they prefer a more low-key means of transport.

The down-to-earth royals love cycling around Anglesey, and have also taken to using 'Boris bikes' when in London.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge occasionally use the London cycle scheme bicycles to undertake private journeys around London,” a palace official revealed.

‘Boris bikes’ are part of a public bike sharing scheme affectionately named after London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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