It’s Only Right For Royal Mail To Stop Using Bikes To Deliver The Post
… Because it’s for health and safety reasons. And because their Pashley post bikes can only cope with a 32kg cargo load. I mean, every other post office in the world has phased out their delivery bikes, and it’s time we got with the times (warning: pandering to national stereotypes ahead) . . .
The Danes understand that like all things bike, postal bikes are just SO 1890:
The US Postal Service phased their bikes out years ago. Except in Florida of course, where it’s much safer on the road than in other parts of the USA:
And the Swedes. I mean, really, why would you want a bike to deliver the post, when you could drive a Volvo while listening to ABBA?
The French would of course be too chic to be seen dead on a bike, and if only France weren’t pancake-flat they could drive everywhere:
The Italians meanwhile understand that in a Mediterranean climate, it’s just too damned hot to go anywhere outside of an air-conditioned Maserati. Oh, and given how the Italians drive, it just wouldn’t be safe to ride a bike anyway:
In Finland, they’ve recognised that with eight months of winter (six of which are in perpetual night), a bicycle is no sort of toy to deliver the post. Not to mention that all the snow and ice they get must be a health and safety nightmare:
Yep. I tell ya’, we’re better off without these things:
If you disagree though . . . you need to take part in CTC’s campaign to keep posties cycling . In just seven days’ time they’ll be delivering all the submissions to the Royal Mail’s Chief Executive. Make it your weekend job to fill in and send off CTC’s template letter !