Letter: Bridleway rage

Bridleway rage

Sir: May I append to J Howells's concise elucidation of the legitimate usage of bridleways (letter, 28 January) my wish that legitimate users be more aware of one another's rights?

As a cross-country cyclist, I have frequent recourse to bridleways. I try to be sensitive to other users, particularly pedestrians, by adopting sensible speeds and giving suitable warnings. Unfortunately, many pedestrians seem to feel I have no right to cycle in their proximity. I have occasionally encountered surprising rudeness from apparently well-mannered individuals.

K J McLEAN

Dorchester

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