TO THE ED­I­TOR

Bush Telegraph - - CHRISTMAS PARADE -

I must take um­brage at the ar­ti­cle ti­tled “Reck­less riders”, re cy­clists risk­ing their lives rid­ing dan­ger­ous Gorge Road! Rub­bish!

Cy­clists risk their lives every day on our roads, whether town or coun­try.

The risk of be­ing struck by a rock in the Gorge is many times less than be­ing taken out by a ve­hi­cle on our roads.

As a cy­clist there are far greater dan­gers on the roads, for ex­am­ple the three round­abouts in Dan­nevirke.

I think I must be in­vis­i­ble when rid­ing, as on two oc­ca­sions while on a round­about I have had to take eva­sive ac­tion to avoid be­ing mowed down by mo­torists, then I get a dirty look as they sail past!

Many times ve­hi­cles have pulled out from Stop and Give Way signs in front of me.

Why not open the old Gorge Road to cy­clists and walk­ers?

It would cer­tainly be a great tourist at­trac­tion.

WAYNE JACOBSEN

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