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.”