Letter: Peace plea in the cycling war


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Sir: As a cycle commuter of some years' experience can I express my fascination as to the selective nature of motorists' perception? On the one hand we have your correspondents who appear to scrutinise every illegal or untoward manoeuvre performed by the cyclists they encounter, and on the other the motorists who daily appear oblivious to cyclists' very existence, to the extent of regularly putting our lives at risk.

Maybe my low opinion of the average driver's skill can be accounted for by the fact that a fair number of them must spend a large proportion of their time behind the wheel composing letters beginning, "Sir: Having been nearly killed in my Volvo recently by a chap on his mountain bike I was outraged to read ..."