Trike 26

Trike 26
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Now look, I’m as easy-going as the next bloke (as long as the next bloke isn’t, say, Kim Jong-un), but there’s one thing about trikes that really, really, REALLY gets on my tits, and that’s the fact that folk seem to think it’s okay to just sit on them

I’ve lost count over the years of the times that I’ve seen people plonk themselves down on someone else’s trike without so much as a by-your-leave, and it seems to still be happening today. At a recent rally I watched people climb onto a mate’s trike and sit there, playing with his throttle, fiddling with the controls. Then when he quite politely (certainly more politely than I’d’ve been) asked them exactly what the buggery bollocks they thought they’re doing, they got shitty with him; “there’s no need for that attitude, mate, I was only sitting on it…”

Really? You were only sitting on it, were you? Right then… so if I’d walked over to your bike, thrown me leg over it and planted me arse on the seat, that’d be alright, would it? If you had an open-topped sports car and I hopped over the side and sat in the driver’s seat, twisting the steering wheel back and forth, you’re telling me you wouldn’t go absolutely fcuking mental? But why? I’m only sitting on/ in it…

So I realise I’m probably preaching to the converted but I’m going to say it anyway. Do NOT sit on other people’s trikes (or bikes either) without asking their permission first! You wouldn’t like it if they did it to yours, would you? It’s about respect; treat someone else’s prized possession as though it’s your own.