Cancellator wrote:When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:
...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.
The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.
most cyclists are a nuisance on the road
If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.
This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.
Kind of depressing isn't it?
It is, yes.