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For the past two days the tube-drivers of Britain’s capital have been on strike. The immutable law of cause and effect means this inevitably gives rise to the following:
1) Daily Mail headlines predicting “misery” and “chaos” across the city, as if the zombie apocalypse is nigh.
2) Tory politicians claiming that the strikes are having “no effect”, despite the enormous queues at every underground station.
3) Labour politicians making “no comment” and shuffling their feet awkwardly, as Bob Crowe (RIP) turns in his grave.
4) The rest of the country saying “meh” and wondering what all the fuss is about. And…
5) London’s cyclists (of which I confess I am one) having a shit time.
What? London’s cyclists having a shit time? Surely (I hear you say) we’re the only people in the city who aren’t affected by the strikes?
Surely we should be feeling even more smug about choosing a “superior” mode of transport than we normally do?
Well no. And here’s why.