Martin’s column – which revealed his ‘hate’ for cyclists, detailed his reckless and dangerous driving and labelled cyclists ‘city-boy ponces’ – has invoked a furious reaction from cycling stars, the CTC, cyclists in general and Tesla – manufacturers of the car Martin was reviewing in his column.
Initially comments were taken off Martin’s story on the Daily Mail site. These have now returned.
Martin said: "It was never my intention to offend the many cyclists who share our roads across the country. What was intended to be a humorous piece was clearly misjudged."
Martin said that he didn’t condone reckless driving and added: "Once again, I am sincerely sorry for any upset caused in relation to this article."