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I'm broke, you're broke, we're all broke. Even the smug guy on the balcony with the croissant hasn't got two AmEx gold cards to rub together these days. Tell everybody your schemes to save cash.

(, Thu 10 Nov 2011, 18:09)
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Motoring costs have come up a lot here.
Buy a moped.
Cost; £100
Insurance; £15 per year (Admittedly on top of existing policy).
Road tax; £15 per year
MOT: Free (in the trade)
Petrol; around £5 per month

Ok, I don't have far to go, so it's not the answer for everybody, but I don't need (or want to use) my bigger bikes for short journeys.

All in all, bearing in mind I have to have a car for the family, and a vehicle for the rare occasions I need my own long-distance transport, this is the most cost effective way to travel. And I don't even have to sit in queues!
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 10:54, 8 replies)
yup - moped or bike is def the way to go
The cost will be more for those of use not in the trade though :(
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 13:16, closed)
I only put it in there to rub it in!
But, even having two larger bikes as well works out cheaper to keep on the road than having one (nastily slow) car.

The shitter is having to buy the gear. Once you have it you're sorted though.
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 13:43, closed)
Or cycle it
Cost: £100
Insurance: £0 per year. (no need to have existing policy to get this deal)
Road Tax: £0 per year.
MOT: £0 (dont even have to be in the trade to benefit!)
Petrol £0 per month.

The excersise will replace your gym membership and replace the need for overpriced weight watchers food.
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 14:54, closed)
You've obviously never seen me in lycra.
(If you haven't, try my website).
Oh, that and I'm lazy, and often have to do errands as well.
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 15:05, closed)
according to manifold videos on the internets, you'll be run over by a Chinese lorry and your limbs will come loose like a Lego man's.
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 16:07, closed)
So long as you don't mind everyone else assuming that you are
a) 16, and b) a twat, this is probably sound advice.
(, Tue 15 Nov 2011, 22:11, closed)
I very nearly put this proviso in the above!
Of course, I am neither of the above. Well, perhaps one.
Anyhow- I ride with my elbows as high as humanly possible. (Makes you go faster apparently).
(, Wed 16 Nov 2011, 16:12, closed)

agreed said as much here


it comes to something when its cheaper to buy insure tax and run a bike than it is to by a annual bus pass.
(, Thu 17 Nov 2011, 9:45, closed)

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