There are cyclists behaving badly
Friday, 14th January
‘A significant number of cyclists are a menace’
• CYCLISTS have been vocal in promoting their cause – even more so recently.
However there is a significant number of them who are a menace to other users of the roads and pavements.
In my 30 years of walking to work, it is a common occurrence to witness such bad behaviour.
For example, the other evening I was nearly hit by a cyclist with no lights, dressed all in black, who was passing the wrong way through a no-entry junction.
As he sped past me, he shouted “No brakes” as if that would excuse his recklessness.
Last week, a teenage child of a friend was knocked to the ground by a cyclist jumping a red light. As others helped him, she cycled away without a word.
Until such time that the cycling lobby puts its own house in order, an uneasy tension will persist and the advancement of its cause will be fettered.
Cloudesley Road, N1