Stand your ground

Cycling Weekly - - Letters -

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

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