Today's Metro paper had one of those classic puff pieces for selling you things that they've been bribed to promote by various PRs. The subject? "Greet the coming of spring by turning over a new leaf by cycling to work on one of these splendid contraptions." So what did they pick? I'd have gone for a tourer or hybrid. Maybe they'll put a folder like the Brompton in, possibly one of those sit-up-and-beg Dutch-style bikes, maybe even a slimmed-down mountain bike. Nope. They went for: a cyclo-cross bike; a BMX; a lowrider cruiser; a folding mountain bike (with suspension forks); and a penny farthing!