Stand your ground
I was half listening to Jonathan Dimbleby on Radio 4’s Any Questions recently. After the main topics had been discussed a member of the audience asked should we reclaim the streets from Lycra-clad cyclists. The panel, one of whom was keen cyclist Vince Cable, gave their reply, which was that, beyond all doubt, cycling was good for the environment and the health and wellbeing of all who rode a bike.
The man was then asked why he posed such a question — he said that he was in the St Paul’s area of London when all the roads were closed and he then had to dash across the street to get to the other side before loads of cyclists came rushing past — he said it was terrifying! It is because of this attitude that we in Wales have lost the annual event of the Etape Cymru, a 100-mile ride run once a year on closed roads in support of Nightingale House, a local cancer charity. So let us retain our part of the street and keep it — We Shall Never Surrender.
Noel Williams, email