LETTER: Cycling peril on the pavement

I read about Bernie Bass in the local [‘Jogger Hurt by Seafront Cyclist’, September 23]. My friend, who is in her mid-eighties, had a collision with a cyclist outside Sainsbury’s on the corner of Belmore Road, on August 12.

Six weeks on she is still in care, due to her injuries. I phoned the police and they confirmed it is illegal to ride a cycle on the pavement. My friend’s accident did not make it into the paper, as though older people are not important. I see men on cycles on the pavement along Seaside all day and every day, but I have never heard of anyone taken to court. These incidents must be dealt with.

Margaret Howell

Belmore Road

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