What’s it all about then?

The idea for Sheffield’s Drive to Work came from an In Town Without My Car day several years ago. Once again, in a tedious and tokenistic fashion, we were being exhorted by by busy-body faceless unelected EU mandarins to leave our cars at home and walk (too slow) take the bus (too smelly) or cycle (much too smelly) to work.

A bunch of us were in the pub after yet another tedious bike ride around town chanting “hah hah! We don’t pay road tax!” and deliberately falling off our bikes in front of motor cars ¬†and an enlightened council officer, who’d seen through the charade, said “what we really need is a DRIVE to work day!” That’s right we thought, that would show those pesky cyclists, sheep-like bus passengers and miserable snail-like pedestrians what’s what.

The idea went in the boot of the car (that’s trunk of the station wagon to our US readers) until David Dansky, an ardent motorist from London, had the same idea and set up a Drive to Work Day Facebook page. We saw that and thought, well as Sheffield always slavishly follows what London is doing, let’s go for it! So now we have our own Facebook page and this website, and it’s a case of gentlemen, start your engines!

 

 

2 thoughts on “What’s it all about then?

    1. simongeller Post author

      Of course! Far too many ladies are taking the bus, walking or even cycling to work in our fair city. The villainous Pedal Ready , along with our Maoist City Council have been aiding and abetting them by offering free cycle training, empowering them to ride bikes. Let’s see more of the fairer sex getting in cars and sitting in traffic jams all day!

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