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
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
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.