How long before someone is hurt?

Regarding the concerns raised by Kevin Head and reiterated by David Barry that the police will not take action against cyclists on walkways and pavements.

So does that mean we, the walking targets for these vehicles that should be in the road are allowed to defend ourselves?

For example let’s say a person has a walking stick and just for conjecture’s sake, let’s say a cyclist is zooming towards them on a pavement.

What would happen if said walking stick was to make its way between the spokes of the bike?

Would the resultant forward flip be frowned on by the previously blasé authorities?

Would the cyclist’s injuries be deemed more important than any we, the walkers have suffered?

Also, the law states that riding a cycle on a walkway and pavement is illegal, the law is the law the police cannot pick and choose which laws they uphold.

I have no argument with children cycling on pavements, the road is a dangerous place but adult cyclists should be in the road.

If they think its too dangerous then it’s time to sell the bike and walk.

How long before someone gets really hurt?

Jacqueline Richards

Old Church Road

St Leonards

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