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The cycle path and all that..........

15 Mar 2018 16:30

As I reached the junction of East Cliff Road today, a gaggle of about 10 "Lycrists" pedalled past on the road coming from the town.  Heading towards Exeter, the road works lights were against us at which point the lycrists dispersed - two crossing  the path of the oncoming traffic to the "cycle path" and the remainder launching onto the pavement on the opposite side. I didn't see them again until the road works at Cockwood when they emerged from the harbour road (I assume they went round the Warren).  With other vehicles I then followed them to the other side of Kenton up hill and down dale. For most of this time they were taking up the whole carriageway by riding two abreast and riding in an unpassable long lone. En route, one threw a banana skin over the hedge into a farm field (OK, I know it's organic but that's not really the point).

I don't believe in abusing other road users whether or not they're behaving like idiots but I certainly experienced the frustration. Cyclists want and deserve consideration but it is (perhaps literally) a two-way street. As for the white elepha...........sorry, cycle path - well, words fail me.

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16 Mar 2018 14:54

Lycra, middle to old age from my experience of these white van driver's on their day off.

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