Cycling-mad barrister Martin Porter QC has rounded on a safe cycling campaign launched by The Times in response to a serious injury suffered by one of its reporters.
Porter (pictured), who was recently in the news for helping to get a motorist convicted for abusing him while on his bike, has “concerns about the way in which The Times campaign may head.”
Writing on his blog, ‘The Cycling Lawyer’, the saddle-addicted silk made his point by drawing attention to an article in last week’s Sunday Times arguing that bicycles should be banned from main roads – despite the fact that the Sunday Times is a separate newspaper to The Times. Porter was on safer ground when he cited his alarm at two articles about cyclists that appeared in The Times itself a few years ago.
One, written by columnist Matthew Parris in 2007, bears the headline: “What’s smug and deserves to be decapitated?”