Cycle Haters: I Pay Road Tax! | IsabelleOC

Cycle Haters: I Pay Road Tax!

Cycle Hatred‘s feed of anti-bike bile retweets has been doing the rounds on the internet, it’s a collection of pretty dumb and sometimes frightening abuse levelled at ‘bicyclists’ (??). One of the most frequent grounds for the feverish abuse is the old ‘you don’t pay road tax’ chestnut.

Let me just clear something up, road tax no longer exists. Everyone, whether they’re a ‘bicyclist’, motorist or pedestrian pays for roads through their taxes. Car tax is payable by motorists, based on the amount of emissions their cars produce.

IPayRoadTax have come up with the nifty idea of making cycle jerseys which highlight this fact and they’re actually pretty cool. They make a pink one for women, but I’m going to gloss over that and show you instead the fluo and black versions. Would you wear this? I’m not sure if I would as I try to take the least combative approach to my cycle gear, but they’re pretty cool all the same.

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  • CycleBater

    DVLA still refer to it as “Road Tax” and i’d say they are a mite more informed than you. If cyclists want to be treated well by other road users, perhaps they should pass a cycling proficiency test, follow the rules of the highway code and observe rules for traffic lights, lanes and pedesrian crossings – until then … you are all fair game … *BEEEP BEEEP*

  • http://twitter.com/IsabelleOC Isabelle O’Carroll

    Don’t feed the trolls!

  • http://twitter.com/mat_buckets Matthew Pike

    these are a riot

  • jim

    CycleBater – what an arsehole!