Two-wheel winner

The response to your online leader ‘The strain of the train’ was interesting, with the consensus seeming to be in favour of improved public transport — rail in particular.


The response to your online leader ‘The strain of the train’ (Letters, 24 March) was interesting, with the consensus seeming to be in favour of improved public transport — rail in particular.

I was, however, surprised to find that not one respondent mentioned small motorcycles and scooters as a viable vehicle for the sub-10 mile commute.

I have ‘scootered’ some 12 miles (20km) during my daily trips into work in five years, enjoying laughably low running costs of 100mpg-plus economy, the ability to sail past traffic queues and true ‘door-to-door’ convenience. Even the UK weather can be managed with modern motorcycle clothing.

As engineers, readers of the magazine must appreciate the purity and efficiency of the powered two-wheeler.

Dave Gardner

Derby