President Joe Biden gifted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a $6,000 bike during his trip to the Group of 7 summit on Thursday, while Johnson returned the favor with a slightly less expensive gift, a framed photograph of American abolitionist Frederick Douglass that government officials noticed on Wikipedia.
Biden and Johnson exchanged their gifts when they met on Thursday in Carbis Bay, England, the first time the two have met since Biden took office. Both met with other world leaders on Friday for the first day of the G7 meeting in Carbis Bay, Biden’s first foreign trip as president.
The custom-made “Boris bike,” as Biden’s gift to the prime minister was dubbed, comes with a blue helmet emblazoned with the American and British flags and was handmade by Philadelphia-based Bilenky Cycle Works, Politico reported.
“The ‘Boris Bike’ comes full circle back to its British roots,” as the bike’s maker started his frame building skills with an English builder, Philly Bike Expo said, noting that the bike