Sunday, 8 March 2009

Will Self: serial speeder

Will Self is always putting himself about as a keen cyclist. So I was surprised to read this breezy confession:

Speaking as someone currently awaiting a sentence for speeding — 37mph on Kennington Lane, since you ask — I hope I get the opportunity to contribute to this chap's pension rather than the Exchequer. Allegedly only three per cent of his graduates re-offend, whereas in my life I've been nicked for being a boy racer, a man racer and now that most inglorious of things, a middle-aged man racer.