LETTER: Peterborough cyclists need to observe the laws of the road

I would like to raise the issue of cyclists at night and the blatant disregard for the law in the city.

Sunday, 29th October 2017, 4:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 4:12 am

This evening (18th October 2017) in the London and Oundle Road areas in a distance of not more than 1 mile I witnessed 12 cyclists who in the dark did not have appropriate lights, 4 had none at all and the remainder either had one on the front or one on the rear.

This may seem petty but recently we have seen a cyclist imprisoned for the death of a pedestrian which was during daylight hours, what chance have they got in the dark?

I am sure that Cambridgeshire Police will claim they do not have the resource to deal with this, but if I did not see one of these reckless individuals I am sure they would have the resource to investigate me.

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They will shortly be conducting their Christmas drink drive campaign, I would suggest that whilst engaged in this noble pursuit that they also tackle these cyclists before someone else gets killed.

Bill Field.