Bicycling Boris comes a cropper By Stephanie Condron (Filed: 17/03/2006) Boris Johnson, the Tory MP who is one of the country's greatest cycling enthusiasts, has fallen from his bicycle and badly sprained his wrist. The 41-year-old member for Henley-on-Thames was trying to avoid a tourist who ran straight at him after crossing his path at a traffic light. Boris Johnson sprained his wrist in the fall He was treated at St Thomas's Hospital after the accident near the Houses of Parliament at lunchtime yesterday. Mr Johnson, who rides his mountain bike every day from his north London home to the Commons, will not be back in the saddle for weeks. He said: "I would like to say it was all my fault but it was not. There was a bunch of tourists crossing the road when there was a red man. It was on the crossing and I had a green light and they were still crossing and I shouted at them to get out of the way. "One poor chap was transfixed and stood on the spot so I started going around him and he leapt in my path. He completely went in the wrong direction and I came off." Mr Johnson said of the tourists: "They were all looking in the wrong direction." But the Conservative spokesman on higher education, said his accident "in no way diminishes my love of cycling". This is not the first time the former Spectator editor has fallen off his bike. He once went over the handlebars in Trafalgar Square while talking on his mobile telephone.