no it's not a selfish comment. as part of my justification i stated i had no problems with people on the road who are safe. part of the bbc article was talking about drafting. if i get drafted by someone who has no brakes i think i'll be trying my hardest to get away from them.
a bike can carry one person. a bus can carry 50 i'd rather see 50 people on a bus with a safe driver than 50 people wobbling about on unsafe equipment.
i got a local magazine though today that talks about using bikes as transport. it's got a bit about the new training scheme in it which i think is a fantastic idea.