Why the gilets annoy me
There is one aspect of the gilets jaunes I find intensely annoying.
If you need a tunic to be seen in the dark on a bike, you have to buy a yellow one. I wear mine a lot. A turning point came when I was cheered by lycéens as I sped past their school in a balaclava for the cold. I’m not a militant, I just don’t want to be run over by a car.
I found other colours online but orange suggests a council worker; green, eco-activism... finally I found and ordered a royal blue.
Miles CLERY-FOX, by email