Blog: Don't blame the folders

Commuting cyclists unfairly in the firing line for daring to travel by train

Commuters who favour folders are apparently to blame for increasing bouts of train rage, according to the BBC website.

Rail passengers travelling into London have been whinging to the Beeb about the amount of space commuters with Bromptons and Dahons are taking up.

Of course, with statements like "some riders are dropped off at the station in a 4x4", it's an article designed to provoke reaction rather than deep thought and admittedly does yield some space to the views of bike commuters themselves.

But it really is missing the point. People who cycle to and from train stations, carrying their somewhat unwieldy bikes on board, should be applauded, not maligned.

But it really is missing the point. People who cycle to and from train stations, carrying their somewhat unwieldy bikes on board, should be applauded, not maligned.

They are simply trying to help undo the horrific damage caused to our fragile planet by the motor car, 4 X 4 or otherwise.

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