Your views: The Bristol to Bath cycle path
Last week The Post reported that a woman was urging cyclists to slow down on Bristol's busiest cycle path after she was hit head-on.
Kim Tanner was on her way home from work when she was hit by another cyclist on the wrong side of the track "hurtling" towards her on the Clay Bottom bend of the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path.
The accident left the 28-year-old from Staple Hill lacerated, bruised and anxious.
She told the Post that she hopes "reckless" cyclists will stick to the rules in order to avoid potentially life-threatening collisions in the future.
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You can read the full story here - but here are some of the comments made by readers.
Snowymalone wrote: “Mrs Tanner said "Please, fellow cyclists, use some common sense and respect the cycle path etiquette to prevent a repeat of what happened to me." Quite right too. There are rather too many riders who regard cycle paths as their own private kingdom. I use a stretch of the Whitchurch Way track to commute, which at school-run time has many parents and kids walking on it, and you see luminous idiots weaving through them, ringing bells furiously and muttering, and even swearing as various six year olds wander about in their path (that's what small children DO - get over it. If they bother you that much then avoid the path at school-run time!)"
Mcupis said: “My wife and I stopped walking our dogs on the path some years ago after being threatened and sworn at by similar lycra louts. The vast majority of cyclists are decent human beings, but there is, I'm afraid a significant minority of deeply unpleasant idiots. The same as in all other walks of life I suppose.”
Redmike wrote: “I agree with the comments about the few who spoil it for others. When I go for a ride on the cycle path below the suspension bridge with my kids, it is often spoiled by the "expensive bike brigade" who have just come from Ashton Court. They shout and swear because we are holding them up. Cycle paths are not just for obsesive cyclists, they are for all, that includes small children. You do not see this type of behaviour in other parts of Europe.”
And Daytona said: “Why was the woman who caused this allowed to get away with it ?! It's unfair and unjust - one rule for some and another for everyone else.
In the absence of police action it's down to the law abiding path users to drive the anti-social cyclists out.”
Taking another view, Bathcycle wrote: "Blimey - one of the few dedicated cycle paths in the country and still the anti's moan. I use that path all the time - pedestrians and dog walkers are a nuisance. Get off our cycle track - you've got thousands of miles of paths and pavements to yourself.”