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Cycle & Pedestrian path.

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On 13 May 2016 at 4:23pm sceptic wrote:
My wife and I decided to walk along the Cycle and Pedestrian path from Lewes into Ringmer. Whilst walking we were overtaken by numerous cycles some of which scared the hell out of my wife as they gave no warning and one of us could have easily sidestepped into its path. There was only one cyclist who gave us a warning and that was a middle aged lady who shouted out "make way I am coming through". It was the same coming back and I said to my wife it appears that they don't put bells on bikes any more. Next time we walk along there I am going to put wing mirrors on my shoulder.
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On 13 May 2016 at 6:09pm Tingles wrote:
I find a little burst of "Ride of the Valkyries" works a treat if you want to clear a path ahead. Isn't there a bell app for the iPhone as most cyclists seem to be wired in these days.
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On 13 May 2016 at 7:08pm Walker wrote:
Cyclists don't need a bell but they should let you know that they are wanting to come through if you're in their way. Loudly saying "excuse me please" should generally do the trick. This path is clearly marked as a cycle and foot path so you shouldn't be surprised that there are bikes riding along it. Why would you sidestep into their path? It's a wide path so you should easily be able to leave enough room for people to get through. I've walked along there many times with no problems.
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On 14 May 2016 at 7:23am Sceptic wrote:
Hi Walker, I think you misunderstood my post when I said sidestepped. Obviously if you had warning that a bike was close behind you and ready to overtake without giving you a warning then you would make sure that you moved to one side. When you are walking along with your partner talking and admiring the country side you dont expect a bike to dash by so close that you could have accidentally strolled into its path. Read what the counciler says in a later post. Regardless of the width it would be a sensible solution. to warn people that you are about to overtake. Nearly all the bikers coming towards us were very friendly and gave us a nod its just that a bit of care when they are coming from the rear would be nice. Rant over, I am going to make a cup of tea.i


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