Comment was posted in jest, my dude. I don't think cyclists should pay road tax. If nothing else it would be a cluster ahem trying to administer it. For a start we'd need an exemption for kids under 16 who've promised to stay away from busy roads and only ride on the pavements. :D
To be fair he missed out the bit where roads are paid for out of general taxation so anyone who pays taxes of any kind pays for the roads and that the money from vehicle excuse duty just about covers the cost of the Highways Agency. Buy this bike for 10k and 20% of the cost will go into the pot that pays for the roads. Seeing as a bike is so light and causes no meaningful damage to the roads in use then really cyclists are overpaying for what they use. (y)
Well you sure told me. Did you get it on your GoPro to upload to youtube later?
Firstly it's vehicle excise duty. Secondly the roads are for everyone. Thirdly bikes don't pollute so don't have a VED attached. If you're struggling to pay VED, maybe you should get a bike