I am greatly amused by the fuel protests (or lack thereof) that are supposed to be taking place today. Every morning as I cycle in to work, I look at all the fools in their tin-boxes-on-wheels and wonder why they are so addicted to their ugly, smelly devices.

I certainly acknowledge the utility of owning and using a vehicle (as I do). But I am continuously astonished by the complete and utter lack of thought that goes into their use. If you’re only driving into work, why not take a bus instead? Or cycle and get fit at the same time.

By curious coincidence, I’ve just been listening to midweek, which started off with John Grimshaw, mastermind of SUSTRANS. They’ve just opened their 10,000th mile of the national cycle network. I can’t recommend that enough. Great idea.