Tiree

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Steve
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Tiree

Postby Steve » 1 Feb 2020, 1:46pm

Interesting letter in the latest CTC mag about cycling on Tiree. Whoever promotes this nonsense needs re-educating!

https://www.isleoftiree.com/road-users/

I see the contact for that website is

louise@tireetrust.org.uk

so I may just drop her a line to point out where and how their advice differs from the Highway Code.

rualexander
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Re: Tiree

Postby rualexander » 1 Feb 2020, 6:52pm

They've been spouting that nonsense for years
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bogmyrtle
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Re: Tiree

Postby bogmyrtle » 2 Feb 2020, 10:52am

I realise this will probably cause negative comments but I don't see anything wrong with it. It's aimed a those who don't know how to use passing places.
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DevonDamo
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Re: Tiree

Postby DevonDamo » 2 Feb 2020, 12:03pm

bogmyrtle wrote:I realise this will probably cause negative comments but I don't see anything wrong with it. It's aimed a those who don't know how to use passing places.


Totally agree. I would strongly oppose formalising this with legislation, as that would be giving a dangerous message about the rights of bikes to be on the road, but I think it's just being a decent human to try and help traffic get past on a single-track road. I do this on my regular Dartmoor circuit and don't feel in the least bit violated or emasculated as I get a grateful wave from the other person and return to cycling on my own in peace and quiet.

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Re: Tiree

Postby reohn2 » 2 Feb 2020, 12:16pm

bogmyrtle wrote:I realise this will probably cause negative comments but I don't see anything wrong with it. It's aimed a those who don't know how to use passing places.

+1,I don't see the problem with allowing faster traffic past on single track roads that I'd otherwise hold up,if there's room for me to stop and let them pass what's the problem?
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