Cycle path: no-one is perfect

SIR - Cycle path...what a brilliant investment, with the rising costs of fuel and parking tickets, the realisation that we need to act on climate change and increase our personal fitness.

SIR - Cycle path...what a brilliant investment, with the rising costs of fuel and parking tickets, the realisation that we need to act on climate change and increase our personal fitness.

These, along with the feeling of the wind in your hair and the sun on your back, are the little things that are acknowledged and shared between those on the cycle path with a friendly nod, broad smile or cheery 'hello'.

Appreciative of the fact the Byes is a place everyone should enjoy together, everyone must stick to their side of the bargain.

Following letters about the cycle path, it is the safety of pedestrians against malicious cyclists that often confused me.


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However, yesterday I discovered it was I that they were referring to.

Returning from town I encountered a young family strolling along the cycle path.

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I would like to express my utmost apologies and deepest sympathies to little girl I knocked down and all the trouble I caused her family, and thank the kind women that comforted me in my hysterical state.

As well as a way of trying to come to terms with the shock of it all, in writing this letter I hope to warn that a cycle path needs respect, and I need an obtrusive horn.

Tess Powell

Sidmouth

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