Critical Mass is a pariah; “a black cloud on cycling advocacy”; a call to arms; a howl of rage; a defiant glare…
In the midst of a tepid Times campaign to make cycling safer, a pathetic “cycling mayor”, and suffocated by the endless lycra sport image of Hoy, Cav, Wiggins et al, cycling in the UK needs so very desperately an outlet for the angry demands for safer cycling for normal people.
I will now state, with style and wit to rival Oscar Wilde himself, my key feelings about this whole debacle.
Fuck the police.
Fuck the Olympics.
And solidarity with all those arrested and the three who have been charged.