In the pantheon of TV chefs James Martin, presenter of BBC 1's Saturday Kitchen, isn't exactly up there with Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson or Ben out of Big Cook, Little Cook. That hasn't stopped him being asked to write about cars in the Daily Mail's Live Magazine. James loves cars, so fair enough I guess. Hell, I drive and I like cars.
But what I really, really detest to the point of swearing are lazy 'motoring writers' who resort to the 'all cyclists are tree-hugging, sandal wearing, herbal tree drinkers who don't pay road tax and should be hated by anyone who drives' default. Well done James! In his review of the Tesla electric sportscar he says: "God, I hate those cyclists. Every last herbal tea-drinking, Harriet Harman-voting one of them. That's one of the reasons I live in the countryside, where birds tweet, horses roam, pigs grunt and Lycra-clad buttocks are miles away." I also hate herbal tea.
James then goes on to say how much he likes the silent Tesla as it means he can scare the bejesus out of cyclists. There's nothing like third-rate, me-too Clarksonism is there? And James please remember that a quiet idiot is still an idiot.