Driver faces action for offensive sticker tallying crocked cyclists

A highway maintenance driver faces the sack after slapping a sticker showing a tally of crocked cyclists on his van.

The transfer featured a graphic of a road racer with seven hits.

It was spotted by a cyclist in west London who told bike news website "I would like to believe it’s
the number of bikes the driver of the vehicle owns, but suspect not.

"What made it more offensive is that it was on a Capita vehicle, they are supposed to be looking after safety.’"

The website said the decal was "similar to markings denoting enemy planes shot down during World War Two".

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Bosses at Capita plc, which works on the installation of cycle lanes, apologised and have launched disciplinary action against the driver.

a spokesperson for the company told "We can confirm that one of our drivers had applied an offensive and inappropriate decal to one of our vans.

"The decal has now been removed and we have commenced a disciplinary process.

"We are sorry that this individual’s actions fell way below our corporate standards and values."

Capita is a leading provider of outsourcing services to the public and private sectors.

Similar icons to the cyclist one, including one depicting a dog, wheelchair user and a pensioner using a Zimmer frame, each with their own tally alongside them, can be found online, according to research by the aforementioned publication.

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