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Monday, April 29, 2013

'Plebgate' bike goes up for sale

It is hardly sale of the century but for those who are interested in collecting political memorabilia, the prospect of buying the bike at the centre of the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' row is now a reality.

The Independent says that the the former chief whip has put the bike onto ebay and plans to give the proceeds from the sale to the charity, Nyumbani UK, which helps HIV and AIDS affected children in Kenya.

They say that according to the listing, the 22-inch framed bicycle has 18 gears and comes complete with a wicker basket and lights. As of 12.45 today, the bicycle has had 11 bids, with the top bid £1,120. It will remain on sale until 7pm on Thursday evening as there is no “buy it now” option on the listing.

Personally, I am not tempted. The basket is a bit too twee for me. It looks like it would fit easily into an episode of Acorn Antiques. However, if you are tempted to bid you can find the relevant page here.
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