Witterings wrote:AndyK wrote:Talking of which, the trust specifically asks cyclists to walk on the canal side of the path, keeping the bike nearest the canal: apparently the idea is that if something/someone does slip off, it's best if it's not the person. (Some dodgy logic there, of course: people float, bikes don't. Also people are easier to dry out and tend not to rust. )
Except if it's misjudged and the thing nearest the water falls in ... if it's the bike the person can pull it out whereas the bike can't pull the person out and if the person's nearest the water and falls in chances are they'll take the bike with them so 2 things to get out not one.
If a barge is coming and hit's what falls in the water because it can't stop in time ... I'd rather it was my bike it hit than me.
Just my 2p's worth.
Yes, I wasn't being entirely serious. From a safety point of view it makes sense.