We are losing our pavements to helmeted families and gangs of "macho" cyclists, part of a cycling culture which ignores traffic lights and one- way streets and which increasingly cycles without lights at night.
Cycling, far from being "environmentally friendly", is now a prime destroyer of amenity and countryside. Footpaths are being arrogated by impatient cyclists, while sensitive sites in mountains and elsewhere are being worn down by excessive cycle use.
I have witnessed how a child cycle-training scheme has created an uncontrolled cycling gang. This soon graduates into a motor cycling gang. Because cycling lawlessness normally goes unchecked such cyclists reach adolescence as ready-made anarchic road-rage motorists.