The two justifications most used to impose cycling on the community at great cost, together with a massive liability on essential roads infrastructure, is how poor we are in the UK facilitating safe cycling, especially compared to Holland, and the other is how healthy road cycling is. Drivers' Union has already commented extensively about both myths.
And see: Europe cycling myth
Well now it is confirmed how cycling, which involves bad posture, unnatural pedaling movements, poor seating, hand pressures, very little suspension isn't so healthy at all.
See: Cycling causes chronic injuries over and above the chronic injuries and death caused primarily because cyclists are.............well cycling. Just see UK's 2016 cycling fatals for starters.
So yes there are much better and safer ways of getting exercise and I challenge BMA to deny it.
But here's the most devastating news: For all the successful demands made by UK's,tiny but far too powerful ,Cycle Lobby, for more money and more driver oppression and jail, it turns out, as we have consistently pointed out, UK's drivers are brilliant and the Dutch are killing more cyclists than we are. Yes Holland, continually cited as cycling's Shangri La, aint as good as us at cyclist care. See it all here. Well I never!
So Boris Johnson, why have you screwed up London with hardly used and costly cycling Super Highways?
So, Louise Ellman MP, why did you allow anti driver cyclists and profiteers to cause your Transport Select Committee to commit £650,000,000 per year to cycling without even asking appropriate questions? See this disgraceful committee in action.
And all of this is based on myth and lies.
Luckily HMG is back pedaling (pun intended) on cycling funding already, but how soon before the Super Highways are torn up?
What this is really all about is the anti driver, anti infrastructure anti people, Metropolitan Elitists who want us out of cars, on bikes, walking and on buses instead, because cars give us too much independence and freedom. Not sure about this? I suggest you read this.
When will the sensible majority of MPs see that there are 35,000,000 votes among drivers and all 65,000,000 are depending on them: so ask why the tiny Metropolitan Elite of 'common purpose' are running us all?