In our local rag there have been a series of editorials and letters to the editor in regard to the safety of winter cycling. Last month, a man was killed north of Waterloo while riding and since then there has been significant public comment. It should be noted that the cyclist who was killed was wearing reflective gear and had lights up, visibility was good and the pavement clear and dry. An editorial writer, who is also a recreational cyclist, wrote that bikes have no business on the road in winter, followed by a letter asserting that cyclists had the right to the road at all times. Here is the latest installment of the thread from the Record:
I am curious to hear the perspectives of people on this forum in regard to this issue. I realise that I am treading close to the winter cycling board but I thought it an important safety issue that should be discussed.