The Random Thread of Bollocks (NSFW)

Sumo

War Hero

Farmers Against Misinformation

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From a pissed off farmer:
A polite-ish notice to all cyclists on country roads during harvest.
Please understand I have zero issues with you using the roads to ride your bicycle, I’m all for exercising and if slipping in to a lycra suit and impaling your self on a dick shaped bike seat for hours keeps you satisfied then each to their own. If I’m driving a car I always give plenty of ‘safe space’ when passing cyclists which is only fair, we know how sensitive you are to your requested road space, you have just as much right to the roads as anyone....
HOWEVER, if I’m coming at you in a fecking great tractor with 20 tons behind me on a single track road, do me and yourself a favour and STOP for one second, either move as far over to your side of the road or just step on to the verge if there is one, so I can pass safely, do not just continue at full speed and then piss and moan as you go past because if it goes wrong you’ll end up being pressure washed off a tractor wheel. Unfortunately for you we take all your space and we can’t help it, so unless you want to lend a hand either changing a tyre that’s blown out or shovelling up a spillage, then we’re not dropping our wheels into drainage grips so that you can continue your bicycle ride. Cars, horse riders and runners are capable of it, I seem to be missing something with cyclists, I presume either you don’t want to get your special bike dirty, you’re trying to beat your PB or more than likely you’re just a complete cock in general.
Regards your Road Safety Advocate for the 3 shires
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difficult one this, Tractors blocking or Cyclist Blocking as far as I know niether pay road tax?
 

Sumo

War Hero
Are you after a bite?
not at all, it was my understanding.

Vehicles exempt from vehicle tax.​

There are a few types of vehicle that don’t require you to pay road tax as long as they are used only for agriculture, horticulture or forestry. If you own a vehicle such as a tractor, this can fall under that umbrella and can qualify as road tax exempt as long as it is not registered with the DVLA, or if a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) is made.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
not at all, it was my understanding.

Vehicles exempt from vehicle tax.​

There are a few types of vehicle that don’t require you to pay road tax as long as they are used only for agriculture, horticulture or forestry. If you own a vehicle such as a tractor, this can fall under that umbrella and can qualify as road tax exempt as long as it is not registered with the DVLA, or if a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) is made.
There's no such thing as "road tax". It was abolished in 1937 and replaced with Vehicle Excise Duty which goes into general taxation - not specifically for roads.
 

Sumo

War Hero
There's no such thing as "road tax". It was abolished in 1937 and replaced with Vehicle Excise Duty which goes into general taxation - not specifically for roads.
Always called it taxing the car not paying my vehicle excise duty? then as a blue badge user, I don't pay that either.
 

Ballistic

War Hero
Always called it taxing the car not paying my vehicle excise duty? then as a blue badge user, I don't pay that either.
I know the terms "road tax" and "car tax" are in common usage and it doesn't normally bother me too much but I've got a hangover and I had an unnecessary early wake up a few hours ago so I'm grumpier than usual. ;)
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Most Blue Badge users still pay for the VEL. Agricultural vehicles are only free of tax if the use on the public roads is very limited (from memory a long time ago I think it's 4 miles from base) but don't quote me.
 

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