TO THE EDITOR
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.