Cyclists testing patience of pedestrians in Lewes

While it’s great to see so many people taking up cycling in and around Lewes, I worry that some of them are testing the patience of the humble pedestrian.

Walking up Friars Walk recently I had to avoid three cyclists racing down on the pavement. Then another two cyclists nipped onto the pavement outside the Brewers Arms to ride through the red lights and almost collided with me as I came out of the alley between the pub and Thomas Paine’s house.

These pavement pedal pushers appear to be under an illusion that the rights of cyclists mean they can ride anywhere they choose and at any time.

They’re the curse of the walking man.

Sam White