February 13, 2018
This time of the year is a nightmare for those of us who regularly use the Calpe-Moraira road. The hordes of competitive cyclists using this road for time trials is unacceptable. They speed up to 60 kph without regard for other road users, they are aggressive and ride in a manner which can only be described as lunatic.
I strongly object to them putting their lives at risk and my becoming part of their accident. I will refrain from quoting specific incidents because regular users of the road know only too well the behaviour of these irresponsible people from their own frustrating experiences.
They come here from all over Europe to race around the local roads, together with support vehicles, etc. It is high time they showed more respect and courtesy to their fellow road users, though it’s a vain hope because I doubt they will. No one doubts their right to use the roads, but I do protest most vigorously about the way they behave. Apart from some of their crazy antics being illegal, they put their own lives at risk and cause delays and frustration to others.