One particular Bristol resident doesn’t think much of cyclists. In a letter to the Bristol Evening Post, he writes:
And make no mistake, cyclists are criminals.
me remind you, it’s still illegal to cycle on pavements, run red
lights, ride the wrong way down a one way street, whizz through
pedestrian crossings (when pedestrians are actually crossing them) and
hop from road to pavement with reckless abandon and the attention span
of an amoeba.
And yet they’re not treated as criminals – rather,
they’re elevated as warriors fighting against an irresponsible and
polluted world, two-wheeled titans of a healthy and eco-conscious
crusade and martyrs of an ethical and planet- saving battle that will
one day have us all reading The Guardian and recycling our potato
Rubbish. They’re law-breaking lunatics masking their
own inconsiderate egos under the pretence of doing something right-on
You can read the full rant letter here. The comments (164 when I visited the site) are definitely worth a look.
[Via the CTC newsletter]