Apparently not. In fact Siemens is positively encouraging cyclists to make and receive calls while on their bikes by offering a super-tough mobile handset the M65, which comes with an optional Bike-O-Meter.
The phone itself is finished in metal and rubber and is designed to withstand a knock or two as well as coping with splashes of water and puffs of dust. It also sports a toughened, hard to scratch screen.
Features include a VGA camera with a 5x zoom and an attachable flash, triple band facilities, a 65k colour screen and a range of pre-installed games.
The bit cyclists will be most interested in is that it can be bought with a £39.99 Bike-O-Meter that includes a mobile holder that functions as cyclometer displaying information such as distance travelled and speed. All this info can apparently be downloaded to a PC.
Sadly the phone doesn’t include a speaker or come with a hands-free kit, so let’s hope that, just like the rest of us, cyclists pull over when their ringtone goes.
The phone and Bike-O-Meter are on sale now via O2.