Letter: Peace plea in the cycling war

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Sir: Having just returned from a cycling holiday in Belgium, I was interested to read the correspondence you have been receiving concerning the rights of and facilities (or lack of them) for cyclists. Cycling from the port of Ostend through Bruges to Ypres, a total of about 50 miles, almost all of it was spent in the safety of a proper purpose-built cycle lane and not one of the token gestures you often find at the side of some British roads.