January 31. 2018
Much is being done to protect the cyclist from the wicked motorists. But nobody seems to understand that the cyclist is his own worst enemy! I’m sure many, many people can tell tales of woe about near misses brought on by the stupidity of some cyclists.
I thought I had seen most things, until the other day when I was confronted with a 30+ year old cyclist shooting out onto the N332 in front of me and riding rapidly straight at me after he had ridden the wrong way up the slip road between La Zenia and Playa Flamenca. He obviously did not see me as I swerved into the central lane because he was too busy with his mobile phone on which he was writing a message whilst riding No Hands! This must surely be no. 1 in crass idiocy!
I am a fairly keen cyclist myself so do not have an axe to grind, but the way a large majority of cyclists (and skate-boarders plus other motorised board riders) behave is frightening and it is about time rules were introduced to protect the motorists against the stupidity of these people