Now I must this certainly is not an “I Hate” campaign, it’s really a concern for the welfare of cyclists. As a driver, I will point out that I have certainly used buses, bikes but mainly I have used cars to get me from a-b and back. That is my right; I bought the road tax for that trip. I also legalize myself in case the awful situation occurs where I may knock into a another driver. This requirement is referred to as motor insurance, which is another high expense that I have to pay to use our roads.
Where is all this bitterness about my forced to pay you may be questioning? Hooray you have guessed. Bicycles! I will reiterate I am in know way the two wheel Victorian Age iron stallion. I fully understand that it helps save money and assists in maintaining their well being. In this green world we live one day in the future I may have to play my part and ride a bicycle, and that is fine by me in this country to construct bike lanes over bridges, along ring roads and under bypasses. This should be tax well spent, all the cars on the road and all the cycles on the bicycle track. But wait though, it is not because in this silly land we have no law that penalizes cyclists who insist on not riding on the bicycle path. Surely you have witnessed, you just start that commute, their is a bottle neck of traffic but what’s at the front end. A skintight clad superhero on a bicycle on the road a short distance from the brand new bicycle path. Why does he need to be there? Maybe he feels he has a place on the road because the bike he is riding cost more than some peoples used cars. Is the bike path to smooth and comfortable and he prefers some of bumps on the road through his little seat. I am not sure of the answer but If I had to cycle to work along a dual carriageway completewith lorries and coaches on it. Believe I would be on the cycle lane, it’s their so I might as well live longer.
The cyclist doesn’t pay road tax, so he should not be in my way holding me up. He doesn’t pay anyinsurance so if his bike scrapes my motor there isn’t a lot I can do because I’m not allowed to chase him in my car when he does one and jumps onto the scenic cycle track.
So where does that leave us? It leaves us with my big ask. Cyclists I respect you, I have friends who are amongst you, I have once been you. So please respect me back and ride your bicycle on the bicycle track, not on the roads goingover the bridge so that three lanes of lorries have to suddenly fight into two and cause ghastly tail backs. Road tax helped pay for your own tracks and I need to see them taken advantage of.