Saturday, September 14, 2013

14th of September 2013 - Cycling Danger

7 Spey Terrace
Telephone: 0131-550 0895

14th of September 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,


One of the things that I have noticed over the years whilst driving through Cumbria is the draconian enforcement of motoring legislation by police on the M6.

I was surprised, therefore, whilst strolling through Carlisle the other evening during a short holiday, to discover that the city has some of the most unruly pedal cyclists that I have ever encountered. Over half of those on the road were neither illuminated to front nor rear. And several were riding on the pavement at speed - one even swore at me when I chose not to get out of his way with sufficient alacrity.

I am well accustomed to dealing with scofflaw pedalists in Edinburgh and have found the accidental introduction of a stout walking stick between the spokes of their machines to be a most effective way of combating their dangerous antics.

However, walking sticks are expensive and to be resorted to only if the police fail to do their job. Over to you Cumbria Constabulary!

John Eoin Douglas

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