Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cyclists Beware

IMG_4758On the news yesterday was the story about Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine getting caught doing 16 mph in Hyde Park where the speed limit for cyclists is 5 mph. The topic was discussed on his programme, and the subject of speeding cyclists on Canal towpaths was mentioned. We have experienced this problem several times and it can be very frightening when a cyclist hurtles towards you with no intention of slowing down.The problem is worse in towns and cities were the towpaths are used as a short cut for people to commute to and from work and avoid busy roads . Most cyclists are very considerate ,but as with anything its the one or two that just don't give a toss about anyone else. Maybe we need more signs like the one above or as some people have mentioned some type of speed restrictor like speed humps on the towpath. So come on cyclists think about other people on the towpath    thank you !!!
PS   Look out, Carolyn has now decided she needs a bike and is off to buy one today .
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    1. So did I, but that's back in Devon as it was never used, but now apparently she needs one...More crap on my roof !!!!

  2. The notice in the picture doesn't even mention boaters--just walkers and anglers. Bloody cheek! So please do watch out for pedestrians and fishermen but feel free to run those bloody boaters over--especi8ally when they are hogging the towpath trying to moor up an 18 ton narrow boat.

    1. Hi Jaq, Totally agree boaters are like second class citizens ,and as for us liveaboards I sometimes feel lower than that !!