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London mayor to give William and Kate a tandem bike

Mayor of London Boris Johnson cycles his bike over Westminster Bridge in central London on July 30, 2010. Getty

(CBS) One of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding gifts may help them fight the post-wedding weight gain the rest of us experience: London mayor Boris Johnson will give the couple a tandem bicycle.

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The UK Press Association reports he will give William and Kate the specially-commissioned tandem, which is based on London's cycle hire scheme. (The cycle hire scheme is a "public bike sharing scheme for shorter journeys around the capital," according to Visit London.)

The bikes in the cycle hire scheme are called "Boris bikes" for London's mayor.

"I look forward to seeing the newlyweds on tandem wheels as they start their new life in Anglesey," Johnson said.

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