Going green, SamCam? It's pedal power for Samantha Cameron as she cycles around Westminster on her £300 bike

  • PM's wife rode a Pinnacle hybrid bike, available at Evans

By Deborah Arthurs

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She is frequently seen jogging near her Downing St home, and is said to attend private pilates classes at Number 10 in a bid to keep her slender figure fighting fit.

So it came as no surprise to see Samantha Cameron pedalling around Westminster on a hybrid bike today.

Not for Samantha the trendy single speed or sit-up-and-beg styles that have become so prevalent among Londoners and New Yorkers. 

Samantha Cameron was sure to put safety first as she pedalled around Westminster today wearing a safety helmet and high visibility band

Samantha Cameron was sure to put safety first as she pedalled around Westminster today wearing a safety helmet and high visibility band

The 41-year-old Prime Minister's wife was riding a Pinnacle hybrid - a simple aluminium-framed bike with 24 gears with slender tyres making it suited to road cycling but more robust than a racer bike.

 

Pinnacle hybrid bikes sell at Evans and similar cycle stores for around £300, depending on the model.

And sensible Samantha was sure to wear suitable clothing for the outing - her navy wool coat, dark jeans and patent brogues were accessorised with a Specialized safety helmet and high visibility band.

She's passed her cycling proficiency test! Samantha gave clear hand signals as she cycled around the central London postcode this morning

She's passed her cycling proficiency test! Samantha gave clear hand signals as she cycled around the central London postcode this morning

Samantha dressed sensibly for the cool autumn morning, wearing a navy wool coat, dark jeans and patent brogues

Samantha dressed sensibly for the cool autumn morning, wearing a navy wool coat, dark jeans and patent brogues

SamCam carried her essentials in a handy cross-body messenger bag while going about her business

SamCam carried her essentials in a handy cross-body messenger bag while going about her business

Samantha is a keen exercise fan and is frequently seen jogging or cycling near her Downing St home. She is also said to have personal pilates lessons at Number 10

Samantha is a keen exercise fan and is frequently seen jogging or cycling near her Downing St home. She is also said to have personal pilates lessons at Number 10

ON YOUR BIKE, SAMCAM!

A Pinnacle hybrid, similar to Samantha Cameron's

A Pinnacle hybrid, similar to Samantha Cameron's, on sale at Evans

 Evans describe a bike in a similar style to Samantha Cameron's as a hybrid. They say:

'The Pinnacle Lithium One 2012 Women's Hybrid Bike has all the attributes of the tough Lithium category with MTB V-brakes to reduce overall weight and cost without any lack of stopping power.

'Shimano 7-speed gearing is totally reliable and the wheels are proven Alex G6000s, rims that shrug off rough road surfaces much better than most.

'For added comfort, a narrower handlebar, shorter stem and cranks and women's saddle finish off the package

'With big wheels and an attitude, the Lithium is a fast and light weight women's city ride with a heavyweight character. It's based on a rigid 29er MTB layout for a confident and comfortable fit for a female rider, designed with handling that suits the cut-n-paste of city short-cuts and emergency manoeuvres.

'Tough tyres, deep-section rims and a steel fork add to the security you'll feel from behind the wide riser bar, while reflective frame decals help you stay visible in dimly-lit areas.

'It's a true hybrid with the best elements of 29" MTBs and 700c urban genres rolled into one bike.'

 

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Jimmy choo's following her in a car?

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Another Camercon photo opportunity... It will be business as usual in the next few days....

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BABE ON A BIKE! PHOOOOWAAAAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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"What shopping can she do?" Well,she can get panniers. You see these in the Netherlands all the time. Yes,my friend the bike can be a mode of transport for shopping as well!

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Not really newsworthy!

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Good to see her championing cycling...Victoria Pendleton has spurred a lot of people on and it doesn't matter what you ride or how much it is worth, so long as it gets you from A to B. I prefer Pashley as I always load up my baskets. But good on her for getting on her bike...Tebbit would be proud!

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Mudguards needed

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DM trying to stir fury telling us the price of her bike, my husbanda latest bike was about £2000....

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She clearly hasn't learned how to use those 24 gears yet.

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no trainers for glam sam, why is she doing this now?? us who like leisure cycling do so in nice weather or in suitable clothes, she appears in her better ones yet will arrive at her destination with mud all up her back and with sweaty hat hair, arm signals will confuse drivers. all that said, cycling is a very enjoyable way of staying reasonably fit, so good on her

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