I FULLY concur with Ken Chester’s comments about the number of cyclists riding through High Town, Hereford, outside of the permitted times (Racing bikes, August 4).

The council website clearly says cycling is permissible through the city centre between 4.30pm and 10.30am, but on several occasions I have observed this ruling to be completely ignored either deliberately or in ignorance.


One day last week, between 3.55pm and 4.15pm, I counted 24 cyclists passing through High Town, 18 riding and four correctly wheeling their bikes.

Again, on August 9, between 2.10pm and 2.25pm, 16 people rode their bikes through town regardless of the many shoppers milling around.


Since there is no one in authority to control this breach of the rules, police being as rare as hen’s teeth, a serious accident will surely occur sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately, this council is obsessed with trying to get everyone aged five to 90 on a bike or walking, ignoring the fact that we have a mainly aged population unable to meet the challenge this presents.

Esmond Collins




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