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The nauseating self-righteous arrogance of some cyclists

Tom Winnifrith
Monday 11 March 2013

We are saving the bloody planet, being eco-friendly, caring for our children and so we can do what we want. I am sure that most cyclists are perfectly reasonable but there is a minority whose self-righteousness combines with a brazen selfishness in the most infuriating manner.

Heading to the station today I was delayed by one bearded loon cycling along happily with one hand using the other to make a mobile call.  Others on those really infuriating bikes with tiny wheels trundled so slowly around the roundabouts as to induce added congestion. As for red lights, zebra crossings etc., they do not appear to matter if you are on a bicycle.

All this would be bearable if it were not for the fact that the most persistent law breakers are also the most self-righteous. I strongly suspect that there is a strong correlation between this eco-loon minority and Guardian readership.


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Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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