Out of touch authorities
It’s that time of the year again and I have just paid my road tax. Why, oh why, does the government still class my bike on official documents such as the V11 as ‘bicycle’? I paid £85 for the privilege of testing my bike’s suspension to destruction on the potholed roads of Britain. The lycra clad bunch who actually pedal their bicycles pay bugger all, so why should I, as according to my paperwork, I also ride a ‘bicycle’. This is an anachronism that harks back to the days when men in bowler hats had to walk in front of cars waving a flag.
Jif Fairlamb, Berwick upon Tweed