Andrew Mitchell flogs ‘plebgate’ bike on eBay
The bicycle at the centre of the ‘plebgate’ storm which engulfed former cabinet minister and chief whip Andrew Mitchell has been put up for sale on eBay in a bid to raise money for charity.
The Reflex Westminster, complete with wicker basket, is currently attracting bids in excess of £4,200 with two and a half days still to go before those all-important last minute bids come flooding in.
In its listing the bike is described as a ‘regular commuter to and from the House of Commons over the years with numerous journeys to the Department for International Development & Number 10 Downing Street.’
Mitchell hopes to find a good home for his trusty stead now that he is no longer at the centre of political life.
All proceeds from the sale will go towards Nyumbani, a charity dedicated to providing care for children with HIV and Aids in Kenya.