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Knocked off feet
4:10pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Letters
FOLLOWING a recent walk on the Malvern Hills and having nearly been knocked off my feet by an out of control mountain biker, I wonder why the Conservators allow them.
There are signs on all the main paths onto the hills which clearly say ‘no wheeled vehicles’.
The Oxford English dictionary clearly defines ‘bicycle’ as a ‘two wheeled pedal-driven vehicle’.
Whilst I have no problem with bicycles on the whole as I enjoy a cycle around the lanes myself, I do not have much time for riders on the hills taking over the place, forcing me to jump out of the way and whizzing past at 30mph out of control.
Isn’t it about time to look into this issue once again and come up with an answer?
Perhaps the Conservators could provide us with parts of the hills being made mountain bike-free or ban them on days with ‘y’ in them.
They could go on to enforce it with the same vigour they employ for parking fees and fines in their car parks.
MRS C WRIGHT Upton-upon-Severn
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