It seems that I am a “bolshie biker”, well that is the headline the sub-editor at the Fremantle Herald recently gave an “letter to the editor” that I fired off in haste a few weeks ago. Â My letter to the editor came of the move by the WA Police in Fremantle to implement a “blitz on cyclists.” You can read more about my views on that blitz in my blog posting.
Getting back to my letter to the editor. It hadn’t got published for a couple of weeks and I assumed it didn’t as I well and truly had exceeded the two hundred word limit for letters to the editor. Not surprising really given my verbose writing style. Â Well on February 18, 2012 I reevied an email about my article in the paper. My article? Yes my article. It seems that the Fremantle Herald had pulbished my letter after as a “thinking allowed” piece in the paper. I got a whole page too! 🙂
SO there you go, my little piece of advocacy in the main stream news. I just hope it had some small positive impact on people’s thinking. If you wish to read the article I have a scanned copy available here.