YOU published an interesting letter by Mr Gladman (Letters, August 29, 'Driving tips').

He wrote: "A cycling club will often cycle as a group rather than single file. This makes it safer for all of us..."

However, the Highway Code states: "Cyclists should never ride more than two abreast, and should ride in single file on narrow roads."

Whether Mr Gladman's recommendation is 'safer' is doubtful; but surely it is irresponsible to encourage riders to break the Highway Code?

Mr Gladman does not give his address, but I have discovered that IAM RoadSmart [formerly the Institute of Advanced Motorists] is based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

I recommend Mr Gladman comes to the Lake District and discovers the realities of our narrow, twisting roads.

Mrs S. Thornton

Ribblehead, Yorkshire