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Several near-misses with pavement cyclists in Wirral
12:00pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Letters
I TOTALLY agree with your “Bromborough Pedestrian” correspondent Globe Mailbox, October 3 - and I also live in Bromborough.
Earlier this year, my wife walked out of our drive and had to take evasive action to avoid being hit by a cyclist travelling at speed along the pavement.
This followed an incident when I was hit by a cyclist in Bromborough village.
I was on the crowded pavement - and so was the cyclist! He even had the nerve to blame me for the collision suggesting that I should have moved out of his way.
I have also had several near misses when cyclists have overtaken me - at speed and on the pavement - and I wasn't aware they were approaching.
I sometimes feel at risk but if an elderly person or a child walked out of their property into the path of one of these individuals, there could be serious consequences. It seems that whenever I walk around here, I have to avoid cyclists on the pavement.
All of the incidents involved adults - not children.
For a time, I carried my camera with me and photographed some of the cyclists.
Others were travelling at such speed that I didn't have time to do so - and that's even more of a worry.
Another Bromborough Pedestrian by email.