LETTER: No attraction for speeders

Reading various articles, letters and ‘rants’ about cycling on the promenade I feel most of you are missing the point. Cycle lanes are there for families, less experienced and elderly cyclists where they will travel rationally, respecting other users of the promenade and avoiding bad driving practices.

The speeding cyclist will not want to use the promenade as it is too slow for them and the generally more experienced. If a cyclist collides with a pedestrian the cyclist will probably come off worse because they are falling from a greater height.

The incident involving the collision with a small child last summer could have happened with someone running, roller skating or using a motability scooter. Unfortunately, the cyclist who caused the accident behaved in an anti-social manner while the majority would not have done so. Please don’t assume all bike users are bad cyclists because you saw one bad one.

Why are we not moaning about motorists failing to stop at zebra crossings, failing to indicate, speeding and ignoring general road etiquette?

Wayne Pearce

Mill Road

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