So I did some research and it turns out that cycling to work has boosted the UK economy massively during the recession. Firstly cycle sales and repairs provides millions of pounds to the economy. Cyclists take less days off sick reducing staffing costs and burden on the NHS. Reduced pollution emissions is better for the environment AND means we spend less on reducing the impact. Sustrans have worked out that dedicated cycle tracks are the only transport link that makes money rather than adds pressure to local and national economies. So next time a fwit in a fiesta abuses you with some road tax nonsense the reply is simple: "desist you ridiculous buffoon and I'm endeavouring to
enhance your health and well being!"