HALFORDS has reported increased profits of £96.3 million, up from £55.9 million. A lot of it due to surging sales of bikes, e-cycles and e-scooters. E-scooters are not yet legal on our roads although trials are going on in 30 cities. 

Bikes, e-cycles and e-scooters cost from £200 to well over £1,000. If the owners can afford these prices plus all the gear that goes with them then they can afford to pay to use the roads.

They should also be insured, pass a test and carry an identification plate on the machine and on a hi-vis jacket so they can be reported to the police when they flaunt the Highway Code and illegally ride on pavements, endangering pedestrians.

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