A CYCLIST who failed to ride right through a red light has been left wondering if he is any kind of a man.
Tom Booker, 31, had a four second corridor of opportunity to avoid oncoming traffic at a junction in East London. However, instead of taking advantage of it, to his subsequent shame and disgust, he applied his brakes.
Booker said: “Traffic lights are for physically feeble people, cars and lorries. Not the strong, speedy and righteous.
“I was about to sail through that gap, staring impassively through my visor as I did so, when a pathetic little voice in my head said to me, ‘Now, Thomas, remember the Highway Code isn’t just a book of handy suggestions.’
“It happened the other day, too. I was cycling at a steady 26 miles per hour along the pavement, texting an application for a graphic design job.
“Then, I felt this pang of remorse telling me to slow down, put my phone away and maybe consider the possibility that I might mow down a toddler in my twattish hubris.
“What’s happening to me? Am I going to grow breasts? Please tell me I’m not going to grow breasts.”