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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:11 pm 
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As car drivers would like us cyclists to pay road tax we should agree to it, then as we will be the only ones paying we can ride down the middle of the roads at 12mph and everyone else can f......................

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:30 pm 
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i liked the idea of a non cycling day.


all of us that commute to work on bikes decide to drive instead.


oh and churchill, or at least his govt, got ride of road tax in the 40's. its now ved and its based on various things such as engine size and emissions. i'd happily pay ved on bikes ;)


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He also seems to be under the illusion that roads were created for motor vehicles. Whilst this is true of motorways, most other roads are re-purposed footpaths and horse and cart routes that were in existence long before the creation of the the car and later re-purposed. :P


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Mark_h4dng wrote:
Always annoys me when they say cyclists should pay road tax, I'm pretty sure all cyclists pay the same road tax as all band A cars, just don''t have the paper coaster.


:lol:

arent all pre 73 cars also ved free and all pre 1960 cars and bikse soon to be ved and mot free?


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and Priuses...

I also assume he pulls over for HGVs, since they pay more VED... :twisted:


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He also seems to be under the illusion that roads were created for motor vehicles. Whilst this is true of motorways, most other roads are re-purposed footpaths and horse and cart routes that were in existence long before the creation of the the car and later re-purposed. :P

And if it hadn't been for the Cyclists Touring Club campaigning after the first world war he wouldn't even have surfaced roads.


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This says it all, great!

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As car drivers would like us cyclists to pay road tax we should agree to it...


I have no problem with paying VED for my bikes as long as the criteria used to determine the annual charge is the same as used for motor vehicles.

We should lobby for it.


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Russell wrote:
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As car drivers would like us cyclists to pay road tax we should agree to it...


I have no problem with paying VED for my bikes as long as the criteria used to determine the annual charge is the same as used for motor vehicles.

We should lobby for it.


Is methane measured as part of a cars emissions, if not then we're safe :lol:


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