/ Another stereotyping journo rant
And the comments all seem to agree that this is a cretinous article.
Which has to be a first for the Torygraph
"Cyclists believe they are a superior race."
That's because we are, especially compared to a drivelling idiot like the author of this piece.
Jan Etherington = pleb
> Jan Etherington = pleb
Doesn't even know that it's "one fell swoop" not "one foul swoop"!
"Heads down, teeth clenched, buttocks unappetisingly upended and cased in white neoprene,"
neoprene? I guess thats one way to lose weight in a hurry, head out on a bike wearing a wetsuit.
> "Heads down, teeth clenched, buttocks unappetisingly upended and cased in white neoprene,"
Pass the mind bleach, please - though I'm sure it may be attractive to someone with a rubber fetish!
it's a really dubious article at best, and the logic that everyone A) started loving all cyclists because wiggo and did well in the olympics, and B) that everyone now hates all cyclists because some tory toff who decided to have a go at the plebs just happened to be on a bike is quite frankly up there with Edward De Bono's theory that we could stop the war in Palestine in we sent them marmite.
On a more serious note, how do we get car drivers to understand cyclists? My approach would be that we punish offending road users by taking them out on bikes for a day on the roads of London, just so they know what it feels like when a bloke in a 4x4 or a van zooms past their elbows while having a chat on the phone.
> taking them out on bikes for a day on the roads of London, just so they know what it feels like when a bloke in a 4x4 or a van zooms past their elbows while having a chat on the phone.
You shouldn't use a phone whilst cycling.
By the same token tollies who cycle the wrong way up one way streets in the dark with no lights should be put behind the wheel of a car to understand how difficult it can be to see a cyclist with no lights.
> You shouldn't use a phone whilst cycling.
> By the same token tollies who cycle the wrong way up one way streets in the dark with no lights should be put behind the wheel of a car to understand how difficult it can be to see a cyclist with no lights.
Excellant piss take here
What about us journos who like to cycle? :p
I can't work out why the right wing press is so anti cycle, what's the agenda?
Interesting story here about the Daily Mail's recycling of a anti bike piece -
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