Cyclists are danger to pedestrians
Dear Sir, — Is it just me or has walking along the Biddulph Valley Way become more perilous since the Tour de France? I have encountered several cyclists apparently intent on achieving a personal best in their self-imposed time trials. Any pedestrians sharing the path appear to be viewed as an impediment to a best time and consequently their safety can be ignored.
Whistling past at speed, particularly when it is clear the pedestrians have not heard them approaching, is dangerous, particularly to older people, those who are hard of hearing, children and dogs.
Not all our Lycra-clad co-users of the footpath are terrorists, but those who are spoil it for everyone. More consideration for your fellow-users, please. — Yours faithfully,
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