and then you go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like….

I was sitting at home last night minding my own business when I got sent this nugget by the good folk of Spokes – The Lothian Cycle Campaign via Twitter. It is from FACTS, The Transport Professional’s Magazine (issue 65, 2011). Now, I know there are many within the haulage industry that are doing their best to alleviate theContinue reading “and then you go and spoil it all, by saying something stupid like….”

Peugeot: Just Add Colloquialisms

And here is the Advertising Standards Authority’s response to the complaint I raised…. Mr J Davis X XXXXXXX Worthing West Sussex Dear Mr Davis YOUR COMPLAINT ABOUT PEUGEOT MOTOR COMPANY Thank you for contacting the ASA with your complaint regarding a TV ad for Peugeot Motor Company. I am sorry to hear this has causedContinue reading “Peugeot: Just Add Colloquialisms”

Taking Stupidity to Extremes

War on the Motorist! According to Wikipedia, War is a phenomenon of organized violent conflict,[1][2] typified by extreme aggression, societal disruption and adaptation, and high mortality.[1] There is some debate about other characteristics, but in general there is agreement that war involves at least two organized groups, is a premeditated activity at least on theContinue reading “Taking Stupidity to Extremes”

The Highway Code (Road users requiring extra care) – The Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club Version

Please find below the latest Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club Highway Code update which I hope you approve of. 204 The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. It is particularly important to be aware of children, older and disabled people, and learner and inexperienced drivers and riders, as they WILL holdContinue reading “The Highway Code (Road users requiring extra care) – The Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club Version”

The War on the Motorist

Consider the plight of the poor beleaguered motorist. For years they have had to put up with ever bigger roads; dual carriageways, road widening, ring roads, inner relief roads, orbital roads & bypasses. Some motorists have interests such as gardening or archaeology yet found themselves having to drive ever increasing distances to see nice prettyContinue reading “The War on the Motorist”

Last Tango in Parris

Journalist Carlton Reid has brought this to everyone’s attention on his brilliant website. The title of this post refers to Matthew Parris, an ex-MP and columnist. In 2007 he wrote a column in the Times ranting against cyclists. ‘A festive custom we could do worse than foster would be stringing piano wire across country lanesContinue reading “Last Tango in Parris”

Happy Thoughts

Last week I gave my humble opinion on a 19 page report issued by the Drivers Alliance which was focused solely on the removal Speed Cameras but offering nothing proactive in their place in terms of road safety. From the responses I received, I can deduce the following: There is a well honed response unit ofContinue reading “Happy Thoughts”

The Road Less Travelled

I’ve generally found in life that there is a time and place for everything.  When my six week old son does a loud burp immediately after a meal everyone coos and applauds. You don’t get the same response aged 37, I have learned. It would be nice if our local authorities realised this when itContinue reading “The Road Less Travelled”

Helmets and Accidents

According to the Bikeradar website, Swedish car company Volvo have teamed up with a ‘top sports protection specialist’, POC, to develop a new children’s cycle helmet. Recently promoted at a primary school in the Netherlands, the bright orange lid has sparked controversy, with critics accusing Volvo of hypocrisy, stating that “Volvo introduces helmet to protectContinue reading “Helmets and Accidents”

Road Tax

Yesterday I found myself in a place I don’t often frequent – the DVLA local office in Brighton. Our beloved little car is no longer fit for purpose so we traded it in for a 5 door ‘family saloon’. This is partly for Wife who through a combination of bad luck and woefully bad surgeryContinue reading “Road Tax”