Shock, a jock nixes the road tax myth

Road tax abolished in 1937

Earlier this week BBC Leeds radio show presenter Adam Pope asked on Twitter:

“Are cyclists saints or sinners on our roads? Nearly all of us own a bike, but far fewer use them. Why? Are cyclists a menace or menaced?”

Follower Rich Cryer started a conversation with Pope, suggesting he go take a look at iPayRoadTax.com should any of his listeners start ranting about “cyclists not paying road tax.”

To his credit, Pope did his research and was able to derail a White Van Man brought on to show to spout off against cyclists.

Here’s a one and a half minute extract from the show – which aired on Wednesday and will be available on iPlayer for a bit – but do watch out for the listener references to cyclists as “scum of the earth” and “agents of Satan.”

  • http://twitter.com/bassjunkieuk Mark Skrzypczyk

    Whoah cyclists are “agents of satan”? Last I heard all those people where employed as ticket wardens :-D