Road hog bikers: “own worst enemies”

WE drivers are constantly being exhorted by the police and other road safety organisations to “Think Bike!”

Could this be because the bikers are incapable of thinking for themselves?

I had the misfortune to be on the A21 on the Monday Bank Holiday morning and I witnessed a standard of riding which I, as a once-upon-a-time biker myself, consider to have been absolutely appalling.

This was made worse by the volume of cars apparently headed for the Jack-in-the-Green fete and who were having to avoid these intending suicides.

The behaviour of these road hogs on two wheels demonstrated very clearly why there are so many accidents involving bikes and that many bikers are their own worst enemies.

May I suggest that the collective noun for a group of bikers should be “an asylum”?

RICHARD BRAY

Eisenhower Drive

St Leonards