Cyclists fight back to counter motorists and 'road tax' myth

A new website,, is helping disspell the myth that cyclists have fewer road rights than motor vehicles because they 'don't pay road tax'.

Carlton Reid, executive editor of bicycle trade magazine BikeBiz, launched the website. Reid said, "Roads aren't paid for by motorists; they're paid for out of general and local taxation. Cyclists are not 'freeloaders' using roads paid for by others."

An iPayRoadTax cycling jersey is being designed in conjunction with Foska. "When I first mooted the idea of cycling jerseys with road tax discs on them, I thought there would be about 30 orders," said Reid.

"The immediacy and size of the demand knocked me sideways."

Anyone interested in supporting the website's aims or buying a cycling jersey should visit iPayRoadTax.