James May took a moment and stepped away from any planning of future Grand Tour or Our Man In… episodes to write a column about his love for cycling. Yes, rather strange for a man who has presented one of the most popular car shows in the world next to Jeremy Clarkson who has expressed his sincere hatred for the activity. But James May has been riding a bike properly since the beginning of the pandemic, and he’s become much healthier from it.
In this column, he also mentions Boris’, or the government’s ‘roadmap’, which he isn’t a fan of.
He begins to discuss Roadster bikes, which have apparently become very popular recently:
“This is the ‘Roadster’, a sit-up bike with slightly swept-back bars, rudimentary gearing and mudguards; maybe a luggage rack.
“The sort of thing people ride on ‘the Continent.’ he wrote in the Sunday Times.
“London’s so-called Boris Bikes are an example of the roadster but are not to be confused with his ‘road map’, which is just b******s.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap has come under fire by many, initially signalling the end of lockdown restrictions by June 21st, but is now looking to carry on for longer with the arrival of the Delta Variant.
Jeremy Clarkson wrote a recent column on a similar subject when he complained that he couldn’t buy curtains for his Diddly Squat Farm Shop. Complaining about the lack of imports and exports, he writes:
“There’s a six-month wait for those too!”
But he joked: “Still, at least I don’t need a new car — because there’s now a global shortage of semi-conductors, which means very few can be made.”
“It’s like the world can’t remember how it works.
“We’ve spent the last year or so home-schooling our kids and learning how to bake bread and now we’re back at work, we’ve all forgotten what it is we should be doing!”
He explained how he shouldn’t have found it difficult to buy furniture for his newly built house, but it was:
“I went last week to buy a sofa, imagining that there’d be no supply problem with cushions.
“But oh dear, how wrong I was. It turns out that there’s a nationwide shortage of feathers thanks to a supply problem with China.”
Sarcastically adding: “The upshot is that soon I’ll move into my house where I shall spend the next two years sitting on the floor, reading old books by candlelight. And then using a ladder to go upstairs to bed.
“Unless there’s a ladder shortage as well. Which there probably is.”
This upset has come only weeks after Clakrson’s Farm became one of the most highly-rated shows on Amazon Prime Video. You can catch it there where it’s available with an Amazon Prime account.