Sky Ride returns to York

Last year's Sky Ride event in York

Last year's Sky Ride event in York

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CYCLISTS will have a chance to pedal the traffic-free streets of York when Sky Ride returns to the city.

Last year, over 5,500 residents and visitors took to their bikes on the traffic-free streets of the city centre and September 14 this year will see Sky Ride return.

Sky Ride ambassador Sir Chris Hoy said: “We want more people to enjoy riding a bike – which is why Sky and British Cycling have teamed up to bring you Sky Ride. We’ve made it easier than ever to get out on your bike and spend quality time with your family and friends.

“Sky Rides close towns and cities for big bike events so you can ride safely on traffic-free streets, with a huge festival atmosphere and loads to do both on and off the bike. They are great fun and a great way to get on your bike.”

Councillor Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Sky Ride York promises to be a great day with a stunning traffic free route around the city taking in landmarks such as the York Minster and Clifford’s Tower. There will also be lots of free activities to keep everyone entertained. With stage two of the Tour de France starting in York on July 6 there really has never been a better time to ride your bike in and around York.”

The first 1,000 people to register for the event at goskyride.com/York will also receive a limited edition Sky Ride gift on arrival at the event. Register at goskyride.com

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10:01am Sat 3 May 14

maybejustmaybe says...

Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.
Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away. maybejustmaybe
  • Score: -17

3:29pm Sat 3 May 14

pedalling paul says...

maybejustmaybe wrote:
Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.
You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .
[quote][p][bold]maybejustmaybe[/bold] wrote: Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.[/p][/quote]You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? . pedalling paul
  • Score: 61

10:33pm Sat 3 May 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

pedalling paul wrote:
maybejustmaybe wrote:
Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.
You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .
The one with the oversized head.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maybejustmaybe[/bold] wrote: Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.[/p][/quote]You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .[/p][/quote]The one with the oversized head. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: -41

10:58pm Sun 4 May 14

eeoodares says...

pedalling paul wrote:
maybejustmaybe wrote:
Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.
You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .
Councillor, do you really spend your time thumbing up and down on this site? Would your time be better spent elsewhere?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maybejustmaybe[/bold] wrote: Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.[/p][/quote]You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .[/p][/quote]Councillor, do you really spend your time thumbing up and down on this site? Would your time be better spent elsewhere? eeoodares
  • Score: -31

3:48am Mon 5 May 14

Magicman! says...

Only 4 comments, really???
I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365.

Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution. Magicman!
  • Score: 28

7:59am Mon 5 May 14

redchick says...

How lovely to have a whole day riding my bike without motorists cutting into the allocated cycle lane for no reason or stopping in the cyclists box at junctions leaving me nowhere to go. I shall enjoy it tremendously!
How lovely to have a whole day riding my bike without motorists cutting into the allocated cycle lane for no reason or stopping in the cyclists box at junctions leaving me nowhere to go. I shall enjoy it tremendously! redchick
  • Score: 41

4:02pm Mon 5 May 14

ssssroryssss2 says...

Magicman! wrote:
Only 4 comments, really???
I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365.

Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.[/p][/quote]Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :) ssssroryssss2
  • Score: 14

6:05pm Mon 5 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

pedalling paul wrote:
maybejustmaybe wrote:
Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.
You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .
The one with the big arrow stuck to your helmet!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maybejustmaybe[/bold] wrote: Thanks for letting me know when to book my weekend away.[/p][/quote]You'll miss the opportunity to see me pedalling round the route......but which of the many participants will I be....? .[/p][/quote]The one with the big arrow stuck to your helmet! notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -61

6:08pm Mon 5 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Magicman! wrote:
Only 4 comments, really???
I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365.

Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Ok then if you insist - "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield"
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.[/p][/quote]Ok then if you insist - "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield" notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -38

6:14pm Mon 5 May 14

mortandindi says...

Why clog up the York streets with idiots pedalling around with nothing better to do. Hold it at Elvington Airfield, they can go round and round for as long as they want, yet another totally stupid event. If it was a motor car event where drivers drove round and round the city there would be no end of long haired sandal enthusiasts complaining about the environment. This city has gone so far down hill over the last few years its beyond a joke.
Why clog up the York streets with idiots pedalling around with nothing better to do. Hold it at Elvington Airfield, they can go round and round for as long as they want, yet another totally stupid event. If it was a motor car event where drivers drove round and round the city there would be no end of long haired sandal enthusiasts complaining about the environment. This city has gone so far down hill over the last few years its beyond a joke. mortandindi
  • Score: -66

8:07pm Mon 5 May 14

mike.......durkin says...

al stick to my car cant beet it.wheth the roof off
al stick to my car cant beet it.wheth the roof off mike.......durkin
  • Score: -38

2:17am Tue 6 May 14

Magicman! says...

ssssroryssss2 wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
Only 4 comments, really???
I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365.

Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)
Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.
[quote][p][bold]ssssroryssss2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.[/p][/quote]Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)[/p][/quote]Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them. Magicman!
  • Score: 66

1:42pm Tue 6 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Magicman! wrote:
ssssroryssss2 wrote:
Magicman! wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)
Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.
ok... so what about the running cost of the roads? do you use the cycle paths (prob not)? do you use the lights(again prob not) ? Do you require police assistance if involved in an accident on the road? How about lanes etc do you use them (prob not)?

But the fact is you are meant to use all of the above so therefore why be exempt? Road tax doesn’t just go on repairs? (btw it would be daft to road tax cyclists) but my point is you use the services that the road tax pays for.

Also if these idiots could actually spend a bit more effort in building decent roads there would be no need for maintenance. A bit of adhesive and a roller does the job for them....
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ssssroryssss2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.[/p][/quote]Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)[/p][/quote]Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.[/p][/quote]ok... so what about the running cost of the roads? do you use the cycle paths (prob not)? do you use the lights(again prob not) ? Do you require police assistance if involved in an accident on the road? How about lanes etc do you use them (prob not)? But the fact is you are meant to use all of the above so therefore why be exempt? Road tax doesn’t just go on repairs? (btw it would be daft to road tax cyclists) but my point is you use the services that the road tax pays for. Also if these idiots could actually spend a bit more effort in building decent roads there would be no need for maintenance. A bit of adhesive and a roller does the job for them.... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 0

5:10pm Tue 6 May 14

Clickclick says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
ssssroryssss2 wrote:
Magicman! wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)
Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.
ok... so what about the running cost of the roads? do you use the cycle paths (prob not)? do you use the lights(again prob not) ? Do you require police assistance if involved in an accident on the road? How about lanes etc do you use them (prob not)? But the fact is you are meant to use all of the above so therefore why be exempt? Road tax doesn’t just go on repairs? (btw it would be daft to road tax cyclists) but my point is you use the services that the road tax pays for. Also if these idiots could actually spend a bit more effort in building decent roads there would be no need for maintenance. A bit of adhesive and a roller does the job for them....
*sigh*
It's not called "road tax", it's called vehicle excise duty and it goes into the general taxation pot to be spent on all sorts. Anyone who pays council tax pays for the local road maintainance and anyone who pays tax of any sort pays for everything else you listed there.

I think you'll find that not only cyclists are exempt, but also low emission vehicles...

Continuing on the subject of your ignorance, why do you consider every cyclist to be the same? Is every driver the same? Do they all run red lights, speed, mount kerbs, drive dangerously? The answer is no, every road user is different and there are plenty of law abiding users of every road vehicle and there are plenty of people who flout the rules.

Does someone travelling faster than you in traffic or slightly slowing down your journey on a road that they have an equal right to use really annoy you that much? If so then you need to get a grip and ask yourself why you get angry at such things.

Oh and I drive and cycle and get annoyed when people break the rules, I don't get annoyed simply by their form of transport.
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ssssroryssss2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.[/p][/quote]Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)[/p][/quote]Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.[/p][/quote]ok... so what about the running cost of the roads? do you use the cycle paths (prob not)? do you use the lights(again prob not) ? Do you require police assistance if involved in an accident on the road? How about lanes etc do you use them (prob not)? But the fact is you are meant to use all of the above so therefore why be exempt? Road tax doesn’t just go on repairs? (btw it would be daft to road tax cyclists) but my point is you use the services that the road tax pays for. Also if these idiots could actually spend a bit more effort in building decent roads there would be no need for maintenance. A bit of adhesive and a roller does the job for them....[/p][/quote]*sigh* It's not called "road tax", it's called vehicle excise duty and it goes into the general taxation pot to be spent on all sorts. Anyone who pays council tax pays for the local road maintainance and anyone who pays tax of any sort pays for everything else you listed there. I think you'll find that not only cyclists are exempt, but also low emission vehicles... Continuing on the subject of your ignorance, why do you consider every cyclist to be the same? Is every driver the same? Do they all run red lights, speed, mount kerbs, drive dangerously? The answer is no, every road user is different and there are plenty of law abiding users of every road vehicle and there are plenty of people who flout the rules. Does someone travelling faster than you in traffic or slightly slowing down your journey on a road that they have an equal right to use really annoy you that much? If so then you need to get a grip and ask yourself why you get angry at such things. Oh and I drive and cycle and get annoyed when people break the rules, I don't get annoyed simply by their form of transport. Clickclick
  • Score: 0

5:27pm Tue 6 May 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Clickclick wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
ssssroryssss2 wrote:
Magicman! wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.
Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)
Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.
ok... so what about the running cost of the roads? do you use the cycle paths (prob not)? do you use the lights(again prob not) ? Do you require police assistance if involved in an accident on the road? How about lanes etc do you use them (prob not)? But the fact is you are meant to use all of the above so therefore why be exempt? Road tax doesn’t just go on repairs? (btw it would be daft to road tax cyclists) but my point is you use the services that the road tax pays for. Also if these idiots could actually spend a bit more effort in building decent roads there would be no need for maintenance. A bit of adhesive and a roller does the job for them....
*sigh*
It's not called "road tax", it's called vehicle excise duty and it goes into the general taxation pot to be spent on all sorts. Anyone who pays council tax pays for the local road maintainance and anyone who pays tax of any sort pays for everything else you listed there.

I think you'll find that not only cyclists are exempt, but also low emission vehicles...

Continuing on the subject of your ignorance, why do you consider every cyclist to be the same? Is every driver the same? Do they all run red lights, speed, mount kerbs, drive dangerously? The answer is no, every road user is different and there are plenty of law abiding users of every road vehicle and there are plenty of people who flout the rules.

Does someone travelling faster than you in traffic or slightly slowing down your journey on a road that they have an equal right to use really annoy you that much? If so then you need to get a grip and ask yourself why you get angry at such things.

Oh and I drive and cycle and get annoyed when people break the rules, I don't get annoyed simply by their form of transport.
Ere we go again, every time someone mentions 'road tax' you get some clever what not shouting it's not called 'road tax' it's called 'vehicle excise duty'.
The next time Clickclick that you get a reminder from the DVLA saying that your road tax is due, just note it says 'don't forget to TAX your vehicle, it doesn't say don't forget to DUTY your vehicle, it's flipping road tax, has bin and always will be known as road tax, lord luv a duck!!!!! some people eh!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Clickclick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ssssroryssss2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Only 4 comments, really??? I was expecting a barrage of at least 70 comments all saying things along the lines of:- "how dare these cyclists who don't pay for the roads take up *my* roadspace and close York off for 1 day in the year, the lycra-clad drug-injecting, red-light-jumping, pavement-riding lawless fools who don't have registration plates, how dare they ride in York and not at Elvington Airfield".... because that pretty much sums up what was posted last year by those who were so selfish they couldn't even live with the city centre being closed off for ONE SINGLE DAY out of 365. Maybe this year people will be more accepting and have a more open mind. And maybe I'll be able to start a buisness in aerial bacon distribution.[/p][/quote]Us cyclists don't need to pay to fix roads because we are not the ones damaging them :)[/p][/quote]Exactly. If you look at my comment, I have put inverted commas (" ") around the phrase that seems to fit an number of vociferously vocal peoples' views in this city.... people like 'mortandindi' for example. It makes me laugh that they either didn't read my comment, or they read it and still posted thus falling into the hole dug for them.[/p][/quote]ok... so what about the running cost of the roads? do you use the cycle paths (prob not)? do you use the lights(again prob not) ? Do you require police assistance if involved in an accident on the road? How about lanes etc do you use them (prob not)? But the fact is you are meant to use all of the above so therefore why be exempt? Road tax doesn’t just go on repairs? (btw it would be daft to road tax cyclists) but my point is you use the services that the road tax pays for. Also if these idiots could actually spend a bit more effort in building decent roads there would be no need for maintenance. A bit of adhesive and a roller does the job for them....[/p][/quote]*sigh* It's not called "road tax", it's called vehicle excise duty and it goes into the general taxation pot to be spent on all sorts. Anyone who pays council tax pays for the local road maintainance and anyone who pays tax of any sort pays for everything else you listed there. I think you'll find that not only cyclists are exempt, but also low emission vehicles... Continuing on the subject of your ignorance, why do you consider every cyclist to be the same? Is every driver the same? Do they all run red lights, speed, mount kerbs, drive dangerously? The answer is no, every road user is different and there are plenty of law abiding users of every road vehicle and there are plenty of people who flout the rules. Does someone travelling faster than you in traffic or slightly slowing down your journey on a road that they have an equal right to use really annoy you that much? If so then you need to get a grip and ask yourself why you get angry at such things. Oh and I drive and cycle and get annoyed when people break the rules, I don't get annoyed simply by their form of transport.[/p][/quote]Ere we go again, every time someone mentions 'road tax' you get some clever what not shouting it's not called 'road tax' it's called 'vehicle excise duty'. The next time Clickclick that you get a reminder from the DVLA saying that your road tax is due, just note it says 'don't forget to TAX your vehicle, it doesn't say don't forget to DUTY your vehicle, it's flipping road tax, has bin and always will be known as road tax, lord luv a duck!!!!! some people eh!!!!. notpedallingpaul
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