Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cyclists Need to Study the Highway Code ; VIEWPOINTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cyclists Need to Study the Highway Code ; VIEWPOINTS

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Write to: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.uk I RECENTLY read yet another letter from reader Allan Ramsey, the general tenor of which is that all cyclists are perfect and all accidents down to the motorist.

Such is far from the truth. This letter in no way aims to excuse some of the bad driving standards among some motorists, but that is not the whole story.

As a one-time cyclist, motorcyclist and caravan user I am well aware just how bad drivers are.

However, cyclists themselves have a lot to answer for.

Over recent years I have lost count of the number of cyclists I have passed at night riding bikes with no lights and wearing dark clothing.

A couple of years ago I experienced one such riding towards me on a dual carriageway!

On a recent journey from my home to Sale, I overtook the same cyclist three times. …

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