DIARY: TOP GEAR - Scooter

What’s better than spending your morning in a tunnel with your face in someone’s armpit? Well, unless you’re a BO-in-the-dark fetishist, the answer is just about anything. So why do millions of us seem so keen to pay thousands of pounds a year to do just that?

What’s better than spending your morning in a tunnel with your face

in someone’s armpit? Well, unless you’re a BO-in-the-dark fetishist, the

answer is just about anything. So why do millions of us seem so keen to

pay thousands of pounds a year to do just that?



Tube travel has become a sort of institutionalised nightmare, an exercise

in self-flagellation. But as Tubehell.com would say: ’We are not

sardines.’



There is an alternative.



Take a look at the front line of the grid next time you cross a busy

junction and you’ll see what I mean. Over the past few years, the number

of scooters sold in the capital has rocketed - and it’s easy to see

why.



With congested roads and a transport system coming apart at the seams,

many have looked to two-wheeled transport to save them. And if you’ve got

too far to go on a pushbike (or, more likely, you’re too lazy), then a

scooter is the way to go.



For a couple of grand you can pick up a brand new, top-quality machine.

Road tax is pounds 15 a year, there are no parking charges and it costs

you less than a fiver to fill up. The bonus is that it’s great fun too -

well, between May and September at least.



(Is it possible you’ve just bought a scooter Greg? - ed).





Scooter - around pounds 2,000



Available from scooter emporia across the country.



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