Why do cyclists ignore bike lanes?

I AM writing to point out a danger on the roads...cyclists!

I am from a family of cyclists, who obey the road laws. However, increasingly I am finding cyclists not using the cycle lanes.

Prime example being Lottbridge Drove, a dual carriageway with a cycle lanes running parallel.

I have lost count of the amount of times I have had to / or seen vehicles swerve to avoid cyclists on this road.

What is the point of building cycle lanes (with tax payers money!) for cyclists to ignore them?

I am all for cycling and safe cycling... however, it has to work both ways!

Cyclists...please use the lanes paid for by the taxpayer, or there’s no point in having them.

DARREN ROGERS,

Windermere Crescent.