Cy­clist has a mes­sage for driv­ers and bi­cy­cle fans

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

This is in re­sponse to a re­cent let­ter about cy­clists stay­ing off road. I’ve been cy­cling around the city of Dubai and neigh­bour­ing emi­rates for the past five years and I would proudly say that I’ve al­ready been through ev­ery street and cor­ners of Dubai by cy­cling. Be­ing an ur­ban cy­clist, it’s hard to hear that rid­ers like me don't have equal rights while on the road. Sea­soned cy­clists know their lim­i­ta­tions and are aware of do’s and dont’s on the road for their safety. We cy­clists have to be thank­ful that in the span of few years we have wit­nessed a rapid de­vel­op­ment in build­ing cy­cling tracks around Dubai. Cy­cling tracks were built along ma­jor routes and re­cently all weather tracks were built on the out­skirts of Dubai for rid­ers’ con­ve­nience and safety. It’s so sad that a few cy­clists ig­nore safety along the roads. We, the law abid­ing cy­clists, have to suf­fer for their neg­li­gence and ig­no­rance of the law.

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