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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:45 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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my road bike keeps the garage door from shutting on me as I blaze a trail across the pitted tarmacadam on my fat tyred ATB....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:35 am 
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CTK wrote:
Us cyclists dont pay road tax so we should consider ourselves lucky.


Actually it's vehicle excise duty (VED), and it's for the permission to put a vehicle on the road. Cyclists have a legal right to use roads and don't require this permission. Also, if you work out 27 million vehicles at 165 quid or whatever, it doesn't exactly buy much when a mile of motorway costs several tens of millions. Roads are funded by a lot more money raised by general taxation.

ALSO, zero emission vehicles already attract a VED of 0 - and as bikes are zero emission vehicles....


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:23 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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hamster wrote:

ALSO, zero emission vehicles already attract a VED of 0 - and as bikes are zero emission vehicles....




Bikes (parp) as zero (toot) emission (frrrrrrrrap!) vehicles?


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I doubt if it's CO2... :wink:


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