How safe to walk on pavements?

 

Sir, – In the past month I have had two near brushes with death occasioned by Lycra louts cycling bikes on pavements and when I remonstrated with the anonymous offenders the response on each occasion was, to say the least, abusive.

Continuing the sad life of a grumpy old man I was recently watching a Miss Marple film, set in the 1930s, and I noticed that the vicar’s bike had a registration plate. Now there is an idea. – Yours, etc,

TIM BRACKEN,

Pope’s Quay, Cork.