Occasionally, we get the impression Jeremy Clarkson is simply screwing with the rest of the world. Either that, or he has no bodily control over over the way his lips, tongue and vocal chords move.

In the past, the "Top Gear" presenter has been notoriously belligerent toward any form of transportation that doesn't involve the burning of hydrocarbons, bicycles included. After famously railing that bikes and cars have entered into an undeclared war in London, Clarkson has come out in support of Copenhagen's bicycle culture, calling it "fan-bleeding-tastic." If that's not strange enough, he claims he would live in the city in a heartbeat.

Confused? According to Clarkson, the difference is that, while bikes are forced to co-exist with cars in London, Copenhagen cyclists simply have to contend with one another. As a result, there's no weird high-visibility clothing required and significantly less hostility toward your fellow man.

Makes sense to us, though we have a hard time envisioning Clarkson on a bike. The last time the personality took to something with less than four wheels, it didn't go so well.


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      Zoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok, so 40% of Copenhagen residents cycle, fewer than those driving their own cars or riding buses. Copenhagen's government is actively supporting efforts to get that number to 50%, by making cycling even more comfortable for everyone. As it becomes so, fewer and fewer cars are on the road, making it even more attractive for cyclists. So what Clarkson is wistful for is an environment with fewer cars and more bikes. As more people take to cycling, and they will, the animosity will decline. Younger folks want to be in areas where they can eschew the expense of a car and walk/bike to where they're going. Attitudes are changing fast, and those who are aggressive towards bicyclists are bloviating because they're scared of change.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm with him on that, London really doesn't have the space for bicyclists who think they own the already congested roads of the city.
      Fun Bus
      • 2 Years Ago
      He is an absolute arsehole of the highest magnitude, everyone in the uk knows this to be a fact.
        Generic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Fun Bus
        Must be why the studio is packed full. Don't take what he says seriously. He is an entertainer. I don't agree with everything he says, but I still watch Top Gear. In his world, even bad press is good press. If he isn't saying something off the wall, then he isn't in national news.
        MACE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Fun Bus
        hahah so explain to me why he makes 6m pounds a year.. and is the main presenter in the largest car show in the world.. and has 3m likes on facebook. he is very good in social contexts, he is crazy, sarcastic and most of all funny. people just have to stop victamizing themselfs... have a good laugh and dont truly care. also i think this bicycle thing is a marketing strategy.. even if abit true it is not true enough for it to become news, or he acting apon it in any manner. i love jeremy. i love top gear. stop complaining and enjoy the show.
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if he'd figure out a way to hate riding my 9 horsepower electric bike with 150ft-lb of torque.. :)
      johnb
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love my racing bicycles. It's the only way I can afford to ride and race the same machinery that the highest paid professionals in the world race/ride. Try that with cars?
      satishs
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am sure what he means is more bicycles = fewer cars. Fewer cars = lower chance of traffic congestion ;-). I cannot imagine him riding a bicycle...
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Vietnam episode is still one of my favorites...
      robertpaitken
      • 2 Years Ago
      He must of hit his head or this is just someone posing as him. But then again bikes are better than some cars Bike>Prius
      Doug
      • 2 Years Ago
      He he, " Occasionally, we get the impression....." Only occasionally? You have to get with "the program" :)