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Cyclists on Headley Road
- Wolfshead (24th May 2020 17:16:48)

To the family of cyclists on Headley Road, turning down Tower Road, please have your children in front of you whilst cycling, so you can actually see them.
Their son, aged under10, wobbled a considerable distance towards me as I was overtaking. The mother in front had no idea. It was scary for me, as I thought I might hit him and probably a shock for the boy too.
I don’t think a main road is appropriate for a family cycle ride, especially as the roads seem to be getting busier.

Re: Cyclists on Headley Road
- Yellow Bannanna Adrian (24th May 2020 20:50:06)

I agree there are a lot of roadlice (sorry i meant cyclists) around at the moment and lots a families with little experience of cycling it's dangerous as the roads are getting busier.

Re: Cyclists on Headley Road
- Gordy (24th May 2020 21:04:11)

Wolfshead, did you give the appropriate 2m distance as you passed the cyclists? Those are the guidelines. If you did it would have been a very big swerve if the child was subsequently in danger from you. I did a long ride today and I'd suggest 80% of cars overtaking me gave me about 1m of room. The other 20 % were completely on the other side of the road.

We're rubbish in this country when it comes to motorists negotiating bikes on the road.

Re: Cyclists on Headley Road
- er (24th May 2020 22:02:52)

We've got people on another thread saying children shouldn't cycle on pavements, folk moaning if they cycle on army land, they can't cycle in the parks, now they shouldn't cycle on main roads, we clearly need more dedicated cycle paths, how are they supposed top get anywhere?

Re: Cyclists on Headley Road
- Pj (25th May 2020 09:03:00)

And have more down hills and technical off road mtb marked routes for bikes only. then you get walkers on them Thinking got rights to walk it if it said for bikes only

Re: Cyclists on Headley Road
- Rich (28th May 2020 06:47:11)

Unfortunately I think the breathtaking arrogance / selfishness of what is a growing majority of cyclists is being seen on a regular basis at the moment. I am fed up of trying to get out of their way and hugging the side of an empty country lane only for them to come needlessly skimming past me. With more traffic on the road, no doubt they’ll soon be bleating about cars not giving them enough space. Their hypocrisy is amazing.

But that aside, anyone using any road should use it sensibly - whatever the size of road. There are too many families out with kids on bikes, ponies or even on foot ambling around the lanes not taking enough care and the roads are quickly getting back to normal.

Re: Cyclists on Headley Road
- P (28th May 2020 13:09:46)

Rich maybe should stay at home and not go out do us all a favour

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