SOME bright spark has decided pedestrians and cyclists can happily co-exist on the same pavement and have installed at great expense the space to do so.

While out for my run this afternoon in a downhill direction along Burton Road and using the designated space, two cyclists overtook me, one by about a foot, the other at speed by about two feet.

Can we insist that cyclists use a bell as a warning they are likely to hit someone from behind? We could start by getting the local cycling club/s to insist their members all have a bell (and use it) or is that too uncool or childish?

Wake up, cyclists, you do not own the road (or pavement) and the rules of due care and attention apply to you as much as anyone else.

Paul Want