Angus cyclists warned to stick to safer cycle paths

Cyclists in Angus, Scotland have been told that they are risking their lives by using a busy dual carriageway instead of a nearby cycle path. 

Two local residents reported cyclists using the dual carriageway, despite their being a designated cycle path just a few meters away. 

Cyclists in Angus, Scotland have been told that they are risking their lives by using a busy dual carriageway instead of a nearby cycle path. 

Two local residents reported cyclists using the dual carriageway, despite their being a designated cycle path just a few meters away. 

Treasurer of Angus Cycling Club, Bryan Williams has since confirmed that cyclists choose to use roads cycle paths are often littered with dangerous debris.

“There is a lot of road debris and bits of glass on them, where you can risk a puncture and all sorts.”

“It’s certainly not illegal but, on the whole, we tend to stay off busy roads, more for comfort than anything else,”

However residents have posted on local social networking profiles to explain their concerns at cyclists using the busy roads. 

One internet user posted: “Why put yourself and other road users at risk.

“The road has a 70mph speed limit and if a lorry is in the nearside lane doing 50mph or 60mph and a car is passing on the outside lane, it won’t leave much room for the cyclists.”

Councillors are now investigating what they can do to get more riders on the designated cycle paths.

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