In recent times there have been many letters to the Editor and articles by feature writers in the Hawkes Bay Today about how motorists ignore cyclists and endanger their lives. Once in a while someone writes in and sticks up for motorists asI do so now with this post..
This morning I took mrs pdm to work - she starts at 6am - in Havelock North. As we entered the round-a-bout in the middle of Havelock North from Hastings Road at about 5.55am a cyclist without any visible lights and in mainly dark clothing came hurtling the wrong way through the round-a-bout off Te Mata Road and on to the Hastings Road across the front of me. Lucky for him (I think it was a male aged 35/40) I had almost come to a stop as I was about to enter the round-about or he could have been plastered over my bonnet.
When cyclists do stupid things like that it means they get little sympathy from me when they write letters of complaint about motorists to the paper and they tarnish all of the sensible cyclists..