LETTER: Tipping point

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I’ve been meaning to write to you for some time and Chris Martyr’s letter in last week’s Middy has tipped me over the edge in respect of cyclists.

Most days I travel northwards from Burgess Hill along Valebridge Road and Rocky Lane to Haywards Heath. Very often one encounters a lone cyclist slowly peddling northwards, under the railway bridge and on up the hill.

This usually results in a stream of vehicles following on behind with no way of overtaking because of the number of blind bends.

I thought the Highway Code requires us to travel with due care and attention to other road users - or, perhaps cyclists are exempt!

It would be so easy for them to pause once in a while to allow all the cars, lorries and busses to pass.

Is this too much to ask?

David Saunders

Franklands Village, Haywards Heath

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