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Motorists and cyclists should learn respect

I refer to the recent letter by Evan Bingham (Write Back, April 25). The Belfast Bike scheme works well; it's an ideal way to get about the city, but it can be abused.

I can appreciate Evan's anger at the behaviour he describes. On behalf of all responsible bike users, I apologise for those who let us down.

As a cyclist and motorist myself, this may be an apt time to remind drivers to make sure, when passing pedestrians and cyclists, that you slow down, keeping well clear, especially where children are present.

On narrow roads/country lanes, please don't overtake dangerously where bicycles/walkers may be around in a group. Many can be met unexpectedly.

It's a good plan to re-read the Highway Code and what it says about these situations.

IAN MURRAY

Coleraine, Co Londonderry

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