I was amused (and simultaneously horrified of course) by this story...
It seems cyclist don't just run red lights and pay no "road tax" but they drown kittens as well. Do you notice that there is no mention of the persons age, sex, race, build etc. It is simply enough to describe them as "cyclist". Surely cyclists are people too, just like car drivers and pedestrians. Don't you think there is too much labelling of people that generates a general "us and them" feeling?
I appreciate the problems cyclist have with drivers of cars, lorries etc & the SMIDSY, but let's just see the other side of the problem, the cyclist themselves.
How many cyclist drive cars themselves & see stupidity such as riders running red lights when in TT mode either at junctions, or more especially, at road works, where they think they can nip in & out of the cones as approaching vehicles face them.
How many not so good at it `track stand' at junctions & traffic lights, risking falling over in the traffic.
Recently I had to post to a local club, the following;-