HAVING just read Ross Ansell’s letter “Cyclists shouldn’t be on the road when they pay no tax”, (Daily Echo, March 5) I have an offer for him.

Let Mr Ansell cycle with me for one day and he will see why cyclists ride the way they do.

He will also see how poor the standard of driving is in Southampton.

This offer comes from someone who pays road tax and insurance on three vehicles which I think gives me all the right in the world to ride one of my two bicycles on UK roads!

I think my offer will make Mr Ansell a far better and courteous driver! We’ll see if he takes me up on my offer.

FRANK ADAMS, Address supplied.