It's not four wheels good - two wheels bad

I HAVE been following the correspondence on this page in the last few weeks with regard to the accident on the A1 and the sad death of cyclist Major Rhys-Evans. I do not want to get into this debate, but I would just like to comment on the general attitud

I HAVE been following the correspondence on this page in the last few weeks with regard to the accident on the A1 and the sad death of cyclist Major Rhys-Evans. I do not want to get into this debate, but I would just like to comment on the general attitude of many car, van, lorry and bus drivers to cyclists.

I am an accredited Bikeability cycling instructor teaching children and adults to cycle on the roads and I am absolutely appalled at the way cyclists are treated generally by drivers, young and old.

Cyclists are road users too and have every right to be on the road. They are subject to the same rules in the Highway Code, but are considerably more vulnerable to serious harm from other mechanised road users.

One of the major lessons I try to get across in the training is 'see and be seen' and all parents can help considerably in this by ensuring their children do go out on the roads with bright clothes and hi-vis jackets, sashes or arm bands.

If you or your child are regular cyclists and use the road, please dress properly and wear something that other road uses can easily see.

To all other road users: please be a little more considerate of the two wheeled users that share the roads with you.

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JOHN MOUATT

Lakefield Aveue

Little Paxton

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