There are cyclists behaving badly

Friday, 14th January

Cycling bike

‘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.

MICHAEL EDENBOROUGH
Cloudesley Road, N1

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